Russia's S7 to order up to 25 Boeing 787s

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Russian carrier S7 Airlines is to become the first in the country to order the Boeing 787, with an agreement for up to 25 of the type.

 Russian airline S7 orders 15 Boeing 787

The Moscow-based airline is to take 15 of the type, says a source familiar with the situation, and has secured purchase rights on a further ten aircraft.

Deliveries are expected to take place from around 2014. No engine selection has been disclosed.

S7 Airlines has been undergoing a fleet-replacement programme. Its long-haul operations are conducted by Airbus A310, Tupolev Tu-154 and Ilyushin Il-86 aircraft.