Russian Ilyushin Finance leasing company (IFC) has placed a firm order with Czech Aircraft Industries for 10 L-410 UVP E-20s plus three options.
Deliveries of the 10 aircraft are expected in 2013-2014, while the three option aircraft are scheduled for delivery to the lessor in 2015.
The deal is valued at $80 million at list price. IFC did not identify the airlines where the aircraft will be placed.
IFC CEO Alexander Roubtsov said that through the end of summer the lessor has the ability to purchase three more aircraft for delivery this year. Two Russian regional carriers -- Yamal and Krasavia -- took delivery of first L-410s earlier this year.