Photo: Jason Redmond / Reuters
Russian cargo company “Volga-Dnepr” will spend almost $ 12 billion for the purchase of 34 aircraft to American company Boeing. On the conclusion of a corresponding agreement of intent was announced by the American company during the aerospace exhibition at the British Farnborough.
The contracts with the British “a daughter” the Russian company — CargoLogicHolding. She intends to purchase 29 Boeing-777, the cost of which is estimated at $ 9.8 billion, and five Boeing 747-8 value of two billion dollars.
The owner of the group of companies “Volga-Dnepr” Alexei Isaikin was delighted with the signed agreement. “This is a very important day in the history of our company. This package of agreements will allow us to expand our business” — are his words in the document. American colleague Isaykin Kevin McAllister expressed hope for further expansion of cooperation with the Russian company.
At the moment the fleet of “Volga-Dnepr” consists of 12 planes An-124-100 “Ruslan” and 5 aircraft Il-76TD-90V, Park British “daughter” includes three Boeing 747s that travel around the world. The need for new aircraft, the company could arise in connection with the complex relations between Russia and Ukraine, which prior to the conflict in the Donbass, together producing series aircraft “Ruslan”.
Cooperation in the aviation sector between Moscow and Kiev stopped after the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Antonov at the request of the Ukrainian authorities withdrew from the Ukrainian-Russian joint venture “UAC — Antonov” in 2015. The Ukrainian company responsible for the technical equipment of the Russian company, without the permission of the “Antonov” aircraft “Volga-Dnepr” can’t be used, why even conducted secret negotiations.
Video, photo All from Russia.