11-07-2012 / The AN−158 and AN−148 enter market of Latin America
On July 9, 2012 within the “Farnborough−2012” international air show, Russian leasing “Iliushin Finance company” (IFC) and “South American Leasing S.A. Panama Company” signed the contract on purchase of 15 AN−148 and AN−158 regional jets. According to the Contract, IFC acts as a seller of these airplanes and organizer of financing of the bargain, the Latin−American partner acts as a lessor of the airplanes, which are bought for the airlines of Caribbean islands and Africa.
The contract foresees delivery to Panama the first three AN−158 airplanes starting from December 2012 during three months and option for 5 AN−158s and 7 AN−148s during 2013−2014. The AN−158s will be built at ANTONOV Serial Plant. They will be passed to IFC according to the contracts signed between this leasing company and ANTONOV Company in 2010 and 2011.
Press−service of ANTONOV Company, July 11, 2012
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