On August 27 2013 in the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon МAKS Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC) signed two firm contracts for the delivery of 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.
The first contract included five SSJ100 LR aircraft in 103-seat configuration. An increased passenger capacity will be provided by means of slimmer seats installation. The first deliveries are expected at the end of 2015. The customer is still negotiated at the moment.
The second contract for customers in the South-East Asia and the Middle East region was concluded for fifteen Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in its Basic version. The first deliveries are expected in 2015 as well.
«The support provided by the largest financial institutes to Sukhoi Superjet 100 project demonstrates its steady and successful development. Our partners placed the order for two SSJ100 modifications: basic and long range, and we hope that customers will appreciate opportunities provided by the two versions of the aircraft», said Andrey Kalinovsky, the President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR version differs from the Basic in several respects: it can reach 4578 km and has an increased take-off weight – up to 49.45 tons compensated by the strengthened wing. The SSJ100 LR is equipped with a SaM146 engine with a 5% increased thrust compared to SSJ100 Basic version.
The deliveries will be financed through the support of the Russian Government on financing Russian industrial exports and high-tech products. This support is provided by the Government to banks extending credits to customers buying Russian products.
In June 2013 in the framework of the 50th International Paris Air Show (Le Bourget, France) Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC) signed the Heads of Agreement (HoA) for the delivery of twenty Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The HoA now has been converted to firm order.