Ilyushin Finance To Offer Leased Bizplanes
Ilyushin Finance is entering the business aviation market with plans to have some of the airliners it has on order for its lease portfolio outfitted with VIP interiors. For the most part, the aircraft to be offered for lease for private and corporate clients will be Russian-made airliners, such as the Tupolev Tu-204 and Antonov An-158, but the company also has orders for new aircraft such as Sukhoi’s Superjet SSJ-100 and Irkut’s MC-21. IFC spokesman Andrei Lipovetsky told AIN that the move into the business aviation sector is in line with the group’s strategy of providing comprehensive, and sometime non-standard, solutions to clients. It has just reached an agreement with Novikombank for the financing of a new Russian-made helicopter that will join its lease portfolio.