Aerofloat will announce at the beginning of next week a tender for upto 40, short-haul aircraft. Aeroflot needs aircraft with a capacity of up to 100 passengers and with a range of up to 2,500 km. Aerofloat will need upto 40 planes.
The news release said As reported earlier, previously Aeroflot declared that it was going to ask the government to allow the company to import short-range aircraft on a duty-free basis. Maybe the RRJ is out as it has not been built yet.
I bet Embraer will get it. Mixture of ERJ-145 and 170/190. They have a lot of production slots after suspending deliveries to US so they will be willing to discount their not too expensive anyway planes.
probably the ERJ-170/190 since US airways deliveries stopped recently and the line is open for about 80+ planes on short term, but same goes for the other planes like A318, 717 since the line hasn't got much orders so space enough for a big order. i really hope the winner will be A318 or 717, simply because both aren't doing great business recently....