10 July 2018 Moscow — Aeroflot notes media reports today regarding its contract for A350 aircraft. Claims in these media reports that the contract is for a total of USD 7.8 billion are incorrect.
A firm contract was signed between Aeroflot and Airbus in 2007 for the supply of 22 A350 aircraft. The first aircraft is planned for delivery in February 2020. However, the cost of the aircraft under the contract is significantly lower than the numbers cited in reports by media, as Aeroflot was given significant discounts by the manufacturer both in view of the size of the order and because of the opportunity to work with the Russian flag carrier.