Dublin, 29 November 2016 – Vnesheconombank (VEB), JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) and Superjet International (SJI) signed a Letter of intent (LOI) for the funding of Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) deliveries to CityJet in 2017. The LOI covers financing provided with regard to deliveries of five aircraft that will be manufactured by SCAC and customized by SuperJet International (SJI). The letter was signed in furtherance of the earlier implemented project related to funding of three SSJ100 produced for CityJet in 2016.
Signing of the letter of intent regarding funding of Sukhoi Superjet 100 deliveries to CityJet took place in Dublin today. The document was signed by Nikolay Tsekhomsky, Vnesheconombank First Deputy Chairman – member of the bank’s management board, Kamil Gaynutdinov, SCAC President, and Nazario Cauceglia, SJI CEO.
Three of the new aircraft for CityJet scheduled to be delivered in 2017 are already being produced and will be handed over in the first half of next year; two more aircraft will be delivered in the second half of 2017.
“Cooperation with CityJet illustrates the successful realization of the plans declared and our commitment to meet the customer’s demands: the aircraft will start flight operations and will begin to generate profit for the airline right after their delivery. As of today, CityJet operates three Sukhoi Superjet 100 in operations across Europe. Extension and effective operation of the fleet will help forward the global promotion of our aircraft and growth of interest in it. Consistent support of this process rendered by VEB, our longstanding partner, is one of the keys to success,” told us Kamil Gaynutdinov, SCAC President.
In spring VEB, SCAC and SJI signed the first memorandum on financing that allowed adding three Sukhoi Superjet 100 to the CityJet fleet within six months. The aircraft confirmed performance parameters claimed and their high reliability.
The SCAC/CityJet purchase contract for 15 SSJ100 where under current deliveries are being carried out was signed in spring 2016. The contract also contemplates an option for acquisition of 16 more aircraft.
As of today, SCAC has delivered 105 aircraft to customers from Russia, Central Europe, Central America and Southeast Asia.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100)
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a new-generation regional jet, designed and developed by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft with participation of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company. The aircraft features the most advanced technologies in aerodynamics, power plant and avionics providing operational efficiency and passengers’ comfort. SSJ100 is designed to carry passengers as short-haul and medium-haul routes. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. The aircraft are been operated since 2011.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company
JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new models of commercial aircraft. Today, the company’s main project is the program for creation and development of Sukhoi Superjet 100. The company’s shareholders are Company Sukhoi and the Italian Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company. The main areas of the company are the development, certification and production of civil aircraft, as well as related marketing, sales and after-sales. The company is head-quartered in Moscow; the aircraft are assembled at the production site in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
SuperJet International, a joint venture between Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company and Sukhoi Holding, is in charge of the marketing, sales, customization and delivery of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Japan. The Company is also responsible for training and worldwide after-sales support. Given the international nature of the program, SuperJet International has established two Training Centers based in Venice and in Moscow. SuperJet International’s assistance is provided through SJI’s Customer Care Center, based in Venice (Italy), in “request-response” mode, in close coordination with SCAC. SJI logistics strategy for spare parts distribution is based on the centrality of its warehouse, located at the International Airport of Frankfurt (Germany), and managed by Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, and complemented by its warehouses in Moscow and Zhukovsky (Russian Federation), and Fort Lauderdale (U.S.A.).
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