Baku / 14.05.19 / Turan: A week after the information request from the Turan agency, AZAL Airlines did not answer the question of whether the Azerbaijani airline is going to buy Russian MS-21-300.
According to ru.wikipedia.org, AZAL ordered 10 aircraft MS-21-300, deliveries of which should be made in the years 2019-2024.
In June 2016, Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) and AZAL signed a memorandum on the sale and purchase of MS-21-300.
In February 2019, Interfax reported that within the 17th meeting of the Azerbaijan-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation in December 2018 in Moscow, the Russian side proposed to Azerbaijan to intensify efforts to implement the contract for the purchase of aircraft signed in 2016 124-100.
“The acquisition of 10 MS-21-300 airplanes for leasing is under the constant attention of Azerbaijan according to the five-year plan for the development of flight directions and the ten-year plan for the technical condition and development of the country’s aircraft fleet,” the government stressed Interfax in February this year.
However, after the Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crash at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on May 5, 2019, Azerbaijani officials remain silent about plans for acquiring MS-21-300.