Posted on: 30 October 2012 by Mark Howells
Boeing and Aviation Capital Services, a subsidiary of the State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostech), have announced a commitment by Rostech to purchase 35 737 MAX aircraft.
This is the first commitment for the 737 MAX from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Boeing and Aviation Capital Services will work to finalise the details of the order, at which point it will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website as firm.
"As a result [of this order], our partner airline carriers will receive the most modern aircraft with improved fuel efficiency, flight characteristics and greater comfort for passengers," remarked Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostech. "Russian airlines will gain an advantage on global markets and will be able to increase their activity both within the country and internationally."
Aviation Capital Services was established as an aircraft leasing company on 16 February 2011 with 100% participation of the Russian Technologies State Corporation Company.