Vim Airlines, which is based at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, is IFC’s first lessee for CS300 airliners. As a result, Vim Airlines is in pole position to become Russia’s first airline to operate the Bombardier CSeries family of commercial jets.

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Bombardier and Rostekhnologii have signed a series of preliminary agreements that could see a final assembly line for the Q400 NextGen set up in Russia to produce at least 100 of the turboprop regional airliners for customers there. Rostekhnologii leasing subsidiary Avia Capital Services would buy 50, as would lessor Ilyushin Finance Co.

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