Over the last week Sukhoi has received orders for 22 of its Superjet regional aircraft from PT Sky Aviation and Gazpromavia.
At the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon on Tuesday Sukhoi announced it had signed a contract for 12 SSJ100 Superjet aircraft with regional Indonesian carrier PT Sky Aviation.
The order is valued at US$379.2 million at list prices and is for the 100/95B variants. The contract was signed by Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” and Krisman Tarigan, President Director of Sky Aviation. Deliveries are scheduled to begin next year.
“PT Sky Aviation is a new airline successfully developing upcoming rout network of the South East Asia market. No doubt that the operational capacity and superior performance of Sukhoi Superjet 100 will contribute to the dynamic development of the airline route network. And it will help SSJ100 to acquire confident position in the region”, said Prisyazhnyuk.
On Wednesday Sukhoi said it had received a firm order for ten Superjet 100/95LR aircraft from Gazpromavia, worth US$323 million. The contract was signed during a ceremony with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2013.
“I’m very glad that one of the major Russian airline – Gazpromavia – decided in favour of Sukhoi Superjet 100. I’m sure that our aircraft will show its operational efficiency on the regional rout network of the company; and both passengers and pilots will judge Sukhoi Superjet 100’s comfort on its merits that will be a guarantee of our effective cooperation in future”, Prisyazhnyuk said.
Sukhoi developed the Superjet 100 family of medium-haul passenger jets to compete against offerings from Embraer and Bombardier. Sukhoi claims its aircraft is cheaper to operate and less expensive to procure.
Sukhoi developed the Superjet with assistance from American and European aviation companies, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Honeywell, Messier Dowty and Liebherr Aerospace.
Italy’s Finmeccanica has a 25% stake in the Superjet programme. In 2007 Finmecannica’s Alenia subsidiary formed the Superjet International joint venture with Sukhoi, which is responsible for marketing, sales and aircraft delivery in Europe, the America’s, Africa, Japan and Oceania, as well as worldwide logistic support.
The Superjet is capable of carrying between 75 to 98 passengers up to a range of 4 400 kilometres.