The fifth Sukhoi Superjet 100 landed in Mexico on February 2, 2014 to join Interjet SSJ100 fleet.
The aircraft (MNS 95034) was rolled out from SuperJet International’s hangar in Venice (Italy) and took off from Venice Marco Polo airport for the ferry flight to Interjet facilities in Toluca (Mexico).
During its ferry flight, the aircraft stopped in Keflyavik (Iceland) and Bangor (Maine, USA), showing once more its outstanding performance on longer range routes.
“We are confirming what we promised, implementing the certification and delivery’s process in order to meet our customer’s needs – states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer – We are very pleased to work with Interjet’s team and provide the airline with our first-class aircraft along with the best after-sales support. I believe this fifth delivery deepens our collaborative relationship with Interjet”.
Starting from the Entry Into Service in September 18, 2013, the first four Interjet SSJ100s have showed an outstanding performance with over 99% dispatch reliability and an average daily utilization of 9 flight hours.
So far the aircraft in service accumulated over 2500 flight hours through 7 destinations in Mexico (Mexico City, Torreon, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Minatitlan, Zacatecas and Mazatlan).
In the meantime the sixth and the seventh aircraft to be delivered to Interjet are currently under completion at SuperJet International’s plant in Italy.
Interjet ordered 20 SSJ100 plus 10 options in the 93-seats (34’ pitch) configuration. The exclusive and comfortable interior are designed by Italian Company Pininfarina.
The SSJ100 is developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. It incorporates the most modern Western technology and systems together with high standards of comfort available in the 100-seats segment.