A team from Clifford Chance has advised CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC ("CDB Aviation") on a long-term lease of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to a Russian carrier, Nordwind Airlines ("Nordwind").

The first 737-800 was delivered to the airline on 27th July, the second aircraft was delivered on 1st August, and the third remaining aircraft is expected to deliver toward the end of August. The 737-800s are configured in a single economy class layout and will be operated on Nordwind's domestic routes.

The Clifford Chance team was led by office managing partner and head of aviation practice Victoria Bortkevicha, with the support of senior associate Vadim Turtsev and associate Dmitry Elkin.