VIM Airlines (NN, Moscow Domodedovo) has signed a Letter of Intent with Russian lessor, the Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC), for the lease of five CS300s thereby becoming IFC’s first lease customer for for its 32-aircraft CS300 order from Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau), which also included options for 10 more of the type. Announced at the ongoing MAKS 2013 Airshow, the quintet is due between 2015/2016. In addition, VIM has also signed a firm contract with the IFC for the supply of five Tu-204SM aircraft with options for a further five. As such VIM will become the launch customer for the type.