Russia's second-largest airline Transaero has confirmed a $1.7bn deal with Airbus to purchase four A380 jets and placed a $212.4m order with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) for six Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100/95B aircraft.
According to Transaero, the Sukhoi deal would reach $566.4m should all ten options be exercised.
The Russian carrier, representing the first customer for the A380 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe, will deploy the A380 aircraft on its long-range network of high density routes from Moscow following the expected delivery in 2015.
The engine of the Transaero's A380 aircraft will feature a three class cabin layout, seating about 700 passengers, while offering a range of 8,300nm, reduced CO2 emissions and 50% less noise on departure. The engine has yet to be confirmed.
Airbus said that the Transaero's order takes the total number for the aircraft to 257 from 20 customers, with 77 of the planes having already been delivered.
The Russian carrier also signed a firm order with Airbus in December 2012 to purchase eight A320neo aircraft, with the option of acquiring four additional jets.
The SSJ 100 aircraft will feature a two-class 90-seat layout, which includes eight in business class and 82 in economy class. The deliveries are expected to begin by 2015 and continue through to 2017.
SSJ 100 cruise at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000ft, while the operating range for the basic variant is 3,048km and 4,578km for the long range variant.
Image: The deliveries of Airbus A380 aircraft are expected to begin in 2015. Photo: courtesy of Airbus.