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The Pobeda airline (part of the Aeroflot group) may purchase 30 new Boeing 737 MAX8 aircraft, according to information on the state procurement website.
The company is now holding a tender for consulting services for the purchase of aircraft.
According to the statement the company is looking for “consulting services to agree on terms of the transaction for the purchase of 30 new Boeing 737MAX8 aircraft (with the possibility of conversion to Boeing 737 MAX10 and /or Boeing 737 MAX8-200 aircraft), with the possibility of subsequent conversion of this transaction to sale-and-leaseback transaction.”
Earlier, a source told the Kommersant newspaper that the company had already signed a contract for the purchase of 15 such aircraft and the deliveries will start in 2019.
Then a source with Pobeda told TASS that the low-cost airline was considering replenishment of its fleet with new Boeing 737MAX aircraft in the future, but did not disclose the details of the possible deal.
Currently, Pobeda has 20 Boeing 737 NG aircraft.