21 of February, 2013
FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the Russian civil aviation manufacturer and the developer of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 project, along with SuperJet International, a joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%), managing SSJ100 sales and support in the Western markets, earlier today have announced about the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (M.o.U) for Sukhoi Superjet 100 technical support in Europe and Asia.
According to the agreement FL Technics will become a partner of the SuperJet International Airframe Authorized Service Centers Network and will provide SSJ100 operators with line and base airframe maintenance services. In the nearest future FL Technics will be dedicated to provide line maintenance support to SSJ100 operators located in the South-East Asia.
“We are proud to become a part of the SuperJet International’ Network of dedicated MRO providers. Sharing our experience and supporting the newest SSJ100 aircraft fleet is an important step in our company’s development, particularly in the Asian region. We are positive that the latest agreement will result in a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership among FL Tehcnics, SuperJet International and SSJ100 aircraft operators from around the world,” – said Jonas Butautis, the CEO of FL Technics.
“This is a significant milestone in the establishment of the SuperJet International MRO network. The cooperation with FL Technics will ensure world-class and cost-efficient support to the SSJ100 operators in Eastern Europe and South-East Asia – said Giovanni Simonetti, Senior Vice President of Customer Services with SuperJet International – this agreement confirms SuperJet International’s comittment in providing SSJ100 worlwide customers with a first-class and full spectrum of after-sales services ” added Simonetti.
“We recognize that a prompt and comprehensive aftermarket support is a major task for the success of the SSJ100 program and for Customers’ satisfaction. This agreement between FL Technics, SCAC and SuperJet International will allow to maximize maintenance efficiency and ensure high-quality servises through the SuperJet International’s MRO network” commented Andrey Nedosekin, SCAC Vice-President on After-Sales Support.
SSJ100 operators can rely on the SuperJet International MRO network for first class line and base on-wing maintenance services. SJI network is built on partnerships with well recognized MRO providers worldwide.
About Sukhoi Superjet 100:
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a state-of-the-art 100-seat new generation jet. Designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), a Sukhoi and Alenia Aermacchi company. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. In January 2011, the SSJ100 obtained the Type Certificate by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR. In February 2012, the SSJ100 achieved the EASA Type Certificate.
About Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company:
The Company’s shareholders are the Sukhoi Holding owing 75% – 1 share and the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects. SCAC is in charge of the aircraft production. The company is also responsible for SSJ100 sales in Russia, the CIS, China, India, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Moscow, SCAC has several production branches seated in Russian cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the Company’s major project.
About SuperJet International:
SuperJet International, a joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%), is in charge of 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 the training and worldwide after-sales support, as well as the design and development of VIP and cargo variants. A SuperJet International branch is active in Moscow, together with a sales office in Washington, DC, USA.
About FL Technics:
FL Technics is a global provider of tailor-made solutions for aircraft maintenance and repair. Company specializes in base and line maintenance, full aircraft engineering, engine management, spare parts and components support, logistics and distribution, technical training and consulting services, landing gear overhaul, delivery and redelivery support.
FL Technics acts as one-stop-shop maintenance solutions’ provider for Commercial and Business aviation, serving customers from Europe, the CIS and Asia-Pacific. With offices in Lithuania, Russia, the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy and Malaysia, the company provides services in base maintenance facility in Lithuania, as well as a combined network of 32 Line Stations across Europe, the CIS and Asia-Pacific. FL Technics is an EASA Part-145, Part-M, Part-147, Part-21 certified company, as well as a Boeing GoldCare Program partner, with certificate approvals in Russia, Bermuda and other countries.
FL Technics provides integrated technical services for Airbus A300/A310/A320/A330/A340/A380, Boeing 737 CL/ 737 NG/ 747/ 757/ 767/ 777; Bombardier CL600-2B19; ATR 42/72; EMB 135/145; MD 80; FOKKER 50/70/100 and SAAB 2000/340 types of aircraft.
FL Technics is a member of the Avia Solutions Group family – WSE listed provider of the integrated aviation services.