Ilyushin-Finance (IFC) has signed an order for six Ilyushin Il-96-300 passenger aircraft with the Voronezh aircraft production facility (VASO). The aircraft are intended for Aeroflot, which completed the specification earlier this year and is expected to take delivery of the first aircraft by the third quarter of next year. The entire project is worth around $240 million and will take 30 months. VASO had already received $10 million in credit to resume work on six incomplete airframes, of which two with extended fuselages are intended for Atlant Soyuz Airlines as Il-96-400T freighters, based on a December contract. VASO is completing flight tests of a VIP variant of the Il-96-300 for use by Russian president Vladimir Putin, which will be operated by state-owned airline GTK Rossiya.

Source: Flight International