MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. The Moscow Arbitration Court did not uphold the lawsuit for the sum of 2.1 bln rubles ($35.4 mln) Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot had filed against Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, a TASS correspondent reports from the courtroom.
"The court rejects Aeroflot’s lawsuit against the joint stock company Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to recover 2 billion 99 million 884 thousand 926 rubles," the judge said.
In late May, Aeroflot filed a 2.1 bln rubles ($35.6 mln) lawsuit against Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. The claim concerned the contracts for the delivery of first ten SSJ-100 aircraft to the airline. According to the contract concluded by the companies in 2005, Aeroflot pays for leasing using subsidies from the federal budget, and in case of non-receipt of subsidies, the manufacturer compensates them.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft considered the requirements of Aeroflot to be ungrounded, since the agreement is no longer valid. In addition, according to the defendant, the airline did not take any steps to obtain a subsidy (under government resolution No 466) to recover the costs on leasing of Russian-made aircraft.