Russia’s S7 Airlines has agreed to lease 17 used Embraer E170s from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), beginning in the first half of 2017. In October, the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation validated type certificates for Embraer’s E170 and E175 jets, which paved the way for Russian airlines to acquire the two aircraft types. S7 Airlines will be the first operator of the E170 in the country. S7 Airlines CEO Vladimir Obyedkov said the new E170s will be ...

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