Aviamost to acquire up to 300 Skylander turboprop twins Moscow-based tourism company Aviamost plans to acquire up to 300 GECI Skylander SK-105 twin-engined turboprops in a bid to become a major player in the local air transport market. Aviamost has signed a memorandum of understanding with GECI subsidiary and SK-105 developer Sky Aircraft, of France. A purchase agreement covering an order for 40 aircraft and options for a further 260, is expected to be concluded in the first quarter of this year. Aviamost said the Skylander SK-105, due for completion and maiden flight this year, is priced competitively and meets Russian market requirements in terms of capacity and range. The stated price of the aircraft manufacturer of â‚¬ 6,5 million, ie the cost of the memorandum, if implemented - â‚¬ 1,95 billion On news of a deal with the Russian company shares on the Stock Exchange of GECI increased by 38% - to 2.07 euros. Because of such a sharp rise trading was suspended. Report of the first half of the fiscal year, operating loss amounted to â‚¬ 3,9 million compared to â‚¬ 1,9 million in the previous period. This announcement looks set for GECI to begin as a major force in the world's regional transport market.