On August 2rd, 2013 the second Interjet Sukhoi Superjet 100 was rolled out from the SuperJet International’s hangar in Venice (Italy) on completion of customization and technical acceptance procedure. It took off from Venice Marco Polo airport for a ferry flight to Toluca (Mexico).
The MSN 95024 is the second aircraft to be delivered to the Mexican carrier Interjet, launch customer in the western market. The airplane is to fly to Toluca (Mexico) stopping only in Reykjavik (Island), Goose Bay (Canada) and Bangor (Maine, USA). Similarly, the first Interjet SSJ100 performed successfully a route of 5100 km from Bangor directly to Toluca (Mexico), skipping two stops initially planned at Washington D.C (USA) and San Antonio (Texas). Thus the SSJ100 confirmed its superior aerodynamics and outstanding performance on longer range routes.
The second ferry flight is crewed by two Interjet pilots, Capt. Juan Carlos Balcazar Zuniga and Capt. Senobio Federico Guzman Harrison with Capt. Alberto Zucconi Galli Fonseca of SuperJet International’s Training Center.
“With the handover of the first SSJ100 to Interjet on July 22nd, the departure of the second aircraft is another great milestone. The third aircraft is being customized at SJI facilities and 5 more are to be completed by year-end. We are aware that this is just the first steps in a long road to be traveled. But these successful results demonstrate that SJI is on track!” says Mr. Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International.
The SSJ100 is a state-of-the-art regional jet developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. It incorporates the most modern Western technology and offers the highest standards of quality and comfort available in the 100-seats segment.
Interjet chose a 93-seats (34’ pitch) configuration, in accordance with the airline’s high standards for passenger comfort. The exclusive interior features were designed by Italian Pininfarina. Compared to other aircraft used to serve the domestic routes in Mexico, the SSJ100 offers wider seats.
The SSJ100 is the first Russian–Italian aircraft in full compliance with the most rigorous western air safety standards of EASA, IAC-AR, ENAC and Mexican DGAC civil aviation authorities.