Transaero Airlines has selected Engine Alliance GP7200 engines to power its four Airbus A380 aircraft. Transaero has also agreed to a 12-year Fleet Management Agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines. The engine and Fleet Management Agreement is valued at more than $500m over the life of the agreement. The delivery of the A380 aircraft starting in 2015, will not only be one of the major milestones in Transaero’s history but also for the entire Russian civil aviation market. Transaero is already the largest operator of wide-body aircraft in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. The acquisition of the A380 was a strategic decision aimed at improving service on high density routes.The planned passenger capacity of the aircraft will be 640-650 seats, including 12 seats in first-class and 24 in business class.