Russia's S7 Group has signed a firm order agreement with Embraer (São José dos Campos) involving seventeen aircraft co-owner Natalia Fileva has disclosed.
According to Interfax, although Fileva confirmed the long-speculated deal, she did not confirm its composition although it is believed to include EMB-170 and EMB-175 machinery.
As previously reported by ch-aviation, S7 Airlines (S7, Novosibirsk) has provisionally scheduled its EMB-170 debut for March 26, 2017 with a pair of aircraft to be based at each of Moscow Domodedovo and Novosibirsk. Destinations from the former include Voronezh Chertovitskoye and Nizhniy Novgorod while from the latter they will serve Almaty (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Chita, and Ulan-Ude.
In preparation for their operational debut, Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) earlier this month issued type certificates for both the EMB-170 and the EMB-175 paving the way for their use by Russian operators.