Dear friends, partners and customers, It's been a real thrill for us today to see Irkut MC-21 roll-out. A long-awaited moment, a solid proof of our belief in that project: new aircraft was born to bring joy, comfort and revenue to the airlines and passengers.
A mid-range jet built to fit the best 21st century standards and fashion. For us it was a moment of pride to realize that some five years ago we have made a bold but yet a right decision to become a launch customer for fifty MC-21-300 (163 - 211 pax.). Today in Irkutsk, the cradle of MC-21 manufacture, IFC has signed the MOU with AZAL airline for ten MC-21-300s to be delivered in 2019-20 under the 12 year operating leases in twin-class 159 pax. layout. We trust it to be a bright beginning to be shortly followed by many other promising commitments from the airlines across the globe.