18-Aug-2011 11:59 AM

Aeroflot considering A380 purchase

Airbus VP Chris Buckley stated Aeroflot is keen to explore the potential of the A380 (Reuters/RBC/RIA Novosti/Dow Jones, 17-Aug-2011). "We have started a communication with the airline, we are studying the possibility of Aeroflot's use of the A380," Mr Buckley said at the MAKS Airshow. However, he added: "This does not mean that we will sell any A380s tomorrow." The carrier is reportedly considering the purchase of up to five A380s by 2015. Aeroflot spokeswoman Irina Danenberg separately stated it has formed a working group to study the A380 ahead of a possible purchase.