MAKS: Red Wings signs for Russian jets and Q400s

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Russia's Red Wings has signed deals covering 30 new domestic and Western aircraft: 10 Tupolev Tu-204SM twinjets, 10 Irkut MC-21 narrowbodies and 10 Bombardier Q400 turboprops.

Under a firm contract with Novikombank, 10 Tu-204SMs are to be delivered to the airline over 2014 and 2015.

At the MAKS air show in Moscow, Red Wings also signed a letter of intent to lease 10 MC-21s from Ilyushin Finance. It is to receive aircraft of the in-development type at a rate of three per annum from 2019.

Red Wing's preliminary agreement to lease 10 Q400s has been made with the same lessor. The arrangement will be finalised next year pending progress of a proposed scheme to establish a Russian assembly line for the turboprop type.

Bombardier and Russian state-owned industrial conglomerate Rostec have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the potential of setting up a joint-venture production facility, tentatively in a special economic zone near Ulyanovsk.

Click here for our interactive special rounding up all the action from MAKS.