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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Airbus Updates No.526

Aeroflot Considering Airbus Purchase - Report

Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot will consider on Wednesday an offer for the purchase of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft worth USD$2.25 billion, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported citing Aeroflot and Airbus sources.

It said the possible order for the planes would likely be placed via Rostekhnologii, or Russian Technologies, a corporation that groups most of the state-owned defence enterprises.

Aeroflot was not reachable for comment on the report.

Aeroflot, which historically has bought the bulk of its fleet from Airbus, has favoured rival Boeing more recently as its preferred supplier.

The company, which was set up in 1923 as the Soviet national airline, embarked on a campaign to renew its fleet last year after the state merged fragmented aviation assets into its flagship carrier.

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