Aeroflot has concluded a deal with General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for the lease of four more Boeing 767-300ERs, and has just received its second Boeing 777-200ER on lease from International Lease Finance. The four new 767s will be delivered next year, and replace two 767-300ERs and two Airbus A310-300s leased from GECAS.

The latest 777 arrived amid rumours that the new Russian Government may reverse a previous decision to allow the tax-free import of 16 Western aircraft.

Despite the new stance to support the Russian industry, Aeroflot's general director, Valery Okulov, says that there is no alternative to the 777 as the Ilyushin Il-96M will not be available for at least another year.

Source: Flight International