International Bank for Economic Co-operation provided a long-term loan to the Russian State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) in the amount of 480 million rubles. At the expense of the IBEC financial resources, three localized aircrafts of the Czech brand L-410 were purchased and subsequently transferred into operation. This light aircraft is manufactured at the Ural Civil Aviation Plant in Russia.
The aircraft is certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC). The cost of the aircraft development project was 568 million crowns, 237 of which were paid by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
The aircrafts were leased to Siberian Light Aviation LLC, which carries out air transportation in the Siberian region under the “SiLA” brand. The airline specializes in intra-regional routes providing passenger transportation, including between inaccessible and remote settlements. The L-410 aircrafts ideally meet the requirements for such flights – they are reliable, easy to fly and operate, resistant to extreme temperatures, capable of landing and taking off from short, unpaved, snowy, unequipped lanes. The project to expand the air fleet of the airline "SiLA" is being implemented by GTLK within the framework of the program for the development of the leasing of L-410 aircraft with state co-financing.