TORONTO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc said on Wednesday that Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co has signed a $2.56 billion agreement to buy 32 of the Canadian aircraft manufacturer’s CS300 jetliners.
Ilyushin also has an option for ten more of the 130-seat jets, which would raise the total value of the deal to $3.42 billion, Bombardier said.
Bombardier, the world’s No. 3 plane maker and largest passenger train maker, will report its fourth-quarter results on Thursday. Ilyushin is a Moscow-based aircraft leasing company.