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  • Russia's Transaero orders B747-8s, defers Sukhoi order

    Transaero Airlines (UN, Moscow Domodedovo) has converted an outstanding order with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for four B787-8s into B747-8s with delivery scheduled to begin in 2015. The arrival of the new B747s will bolster the airline's growing widebody fleet which, from next year until 2019, will see one A380-800 arrive each year replacing its outgoing fleet of twenty B747-400s.

    In a statement, the Russian carrier said the decision to make the switch was governed by "commercial" factors.

    Against the backdrop of increasing tensions with the West, Transaero says it saw a shift in Russian vacationer's tastes this last summer with close to 33% preferring to go to Asian, as opposed to European, resorts this year.

    Transaero has also deferred the delivery of six SSJ 100-95s from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Moscow Zhukovsky) to a later date. The aircraft, on lease from VEB Leasing, are to be based out of St. Petersburg for use on flights to Russia's north-western regions. Deliveries were scheduled to start in 2015 and continue through 2017.

    http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...s-sukhoi-order
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