The first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft for the first western customer Interjet landed in Venice (Italy) at Marco Polo airport for the completion activities at the SuperJet International (SJI) facility.
On October 5th the “green” aircraft (MSN 95023) took off from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) assembly plant in Komsomolsk on-Amur (Russia), it flew through the airports of Novosibirsk and Zhukovsky (Moscow Region) and landed in Venice on October 6th at 12.35 (local time).
SuperJet International, joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%), is responsible for the SSJ100 completion and delivery to the Western customers. The interiors’ installation, customization and painting activities on Interjet aircraft will be accomplished at the SJI completion centre, based in Tessera (Venice) Italy,
SJI is also developing the “Supplemental Type Certificate” (EASA-STC) which allows to complete the aircraft interior installation. Interjet SSJ100 interiors will be marked by Pininfarina Italian Style.
“We are very proud to welcome the first Interjet SSJ100 in Venice – stated Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International – Today is a special day for SuperJet International marking the begininning of a new industrial activity in Venice. This important achievement was made possibile by the strong cooperation and excellent teamwork with our Russian partner SCAC. We will continue to work together in order to guarantee a high level of services and meet our customers’ expectations”.
Interjet represents the first SSJ100 customer in the western market. The Mexican airline signed a firm order with SuperJet International for the purchase of 20 SSJ100. All SSJ100 aircraft will be in a 93-seat configuration.
The first aircraft (MSN 95023) is expected to be delivered to Interjet in March 2013. In November 2012 the first FFS simulator will arrive in Venice and it will be installed at the SJI Training Center to enable the Mexican carrier’s pilots to start training in January 2013.
About the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100):
The SSJ100 is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica 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. There are currently eleven SSJ100 aircraft in service.
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.