MAKS: VIM-Avia signs preliminary CSeries lease deal

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Russia's VIM-Avia plans to take five Bombardier CSeries 300s on lease from Ilyushin Finance.

The carrier and lessor signed a letter of intent at the MAKS air show in Moscow.

Under a deal finalised with Bombardier in February, Ilyushin Finance has 32 CSeries aircraft on firm order and options for 10 more.

At the time, the lessor stated that it was acquiring the twinjets with a view to placing them with foreign airlines.