Red Wings Airlines placed a firm order with Ilyushun Finance Company (IFC) for 16 MC-21-300 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled between 2019 and 2022. Four of the aircraft will be powered by Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines and 12 by Pratt and Whitney PW1400G geared turbofan engines.
VIM Airlines also signed a letter of intent with Ilyushin Finance Co. for 15 MC-21-300 aircraft at the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. These aircraft are scheduled for delivery from 2021-2024. VIM has not yet made an engine choice for its order between the PD-14 or PW1400G.
The MC-21 program has 192 firm orders and 88 options, including an order from IFC for 28 firm and 22 options placed in 2011. It is not clear as yet whether these are orders placed from the previous order, or additional orders from IFC. Nonetheless, with 31 aircraft MC-21 orders from IFC placed today and only 28 firm orders on the books, IFC will be exercising some options to fulfill its commitment.