Venice (Italy) – June 4, 2015
During the prestigious 16th Annual Air Finance Journal Deals of the Year Awards Dinner, SuperJet International (SJI) – joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding – received the “Export Credit Deal of the Year” award from Air Finance Journal.
Actually, SuperJet International developed a noteworthy financing package for the purchase of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100) through a multilateral export credit guaranteed by COFACE (France), SACE (Italy) and EXIAR (Russia).
This financing offer will cover a total of 30 SSJ100 aircraft ordered by the Mexican airline Interjet and can be made available to new SSJ100 customers. So far, the initial 20 aircraft are financed by Natixis, Deutsche Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo and VEB.
“We are very proud of this outstanding recognition from Air Finance Journal – states Nazario Cauceglia, CEO of SuperJet International – it confirms that we are offering not only a new-generation aircraft already flying today, but we are also capable of providing innovative and attractive financing solutions to our customers. As a complement to a large financing offer, SuperJet International is now working on an additional and innovative financing package with new investors, in order to promote the sale of this state-of-the-art 100-seat aircraft to new adopters. We do believe that a full comprehensive package at a very competitive price represents an important asset in the SSJ100 offer and a real strength if compared to its competitors.”
To date 52 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft are in operations worldwide and the entire fleet logged more than 100.000 flight hours.