Moscow. October 29. “Aeroflot – Russian airlines” has signed an agreement with JSC “Sberbank Leasing” on the delivery of at least 14 planes, mostly “Boeing-737 NG”, is spoken in the message “Aeroflot”.
The company noted that previously, these aircraft were ordered for the airline “Transaero”.
A Memorandum of intent was signed by the Deputy General Director for Finance and network management and incomes of “Aeroflot” Shamil Kurmashov and CEO of “Sberbank Leasing” Kirill Tsarev. According to the Memorandum, “Sberbank Leasing” plans to deliver these aircraft in operational leasing “Aeroflot” and its subsidiary companies.
The airline “Transaero” has accumulated 250 billion debt and excess fleet in September was in the verge of bankruptcy, forcing the state to look for options to save her. It was assumed that 75% + 1 share of the carrier will be sold to Aeroflot for 1 ruble, but shareholders “Transaero” were not able to consolidate the required stake. As a result “Aeroflot” has refused the offer, and statements of relevant officials was to ensure that the option of bankruptcy of the airline seems to be the only one possible. Later, the co-owner of PJSC “Airline “Siberia” (enters into group S7) Vladislav Filev has signed an agreement to purchase Alexander Pleshakov “not less than 51% of actions “Transaero”, however, the Russian authorities have stressed that no formal notification from the parties on this score was not.
Upon audit of the Federal air transport Agency, 26 October the certificate of the operator Transaero cancelled. The head of the Agency Alexander Neradko noted that the revoked certificate can not be restored.