Venice, Italy, 18-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The sixth Sukhoi Superjet 100 landed in Mexico on March 16, 2014 to join Interjet SSJ100 fleet.
The aircraft (MNS 95038) was rolled out from SuperJet International’s hangar in Venice (Italy) and took off from Venice Marco Polo airport for the ferry flight to Interjet facilities in Toluca (Mexico). During its ferry flight, the aircraft stopped in Keflyavik (Iceland) and Bangor (Maine, USA).
“The SSJ100 introduction into the Interjet’s fleet is going on smoothly – states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International – This confirms SuperJet International’s commitment in the SSJ100 program and the superior performance of the aircraft. The SSJ100 has all the characteristics of a small mainliner, but with very low operating costs and a superior comfort.”
The five SSJ100s in service with Interjet are confirming an excellent performance with over 99% dispatch reliability and an average daily utilization of 9 flight hours, through 9 destinations in Mexico (from Mexico City to Torreon, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Minatitlan, Manzanillo, Zacatecas, Mazatlan, La Paz and Reynosa).
“This new aircraft will provide the Mexican business and tourism industries with a boost in terms of competitiveness – says Mr. Jose Louis Garza, Chief Executive Officer of Interjet – Nevertheless, this new entry in the Interjet fleet will contribute to the growth of the economy in the country, creating new jobs in the states part of Interjet network”.
So far the aircraft in service with Interjet accumulated almost 4.000 flight hours, as part of a total of over 40.000 flight hours accumulated by all the SSJ100 aircraft in service worldwide.
In the meantime the seventh aircraft is currently under completion at SuperJet International’s plant in Italy and is almost ready to be delivered to the customer soon.
Interjet ordered 20 SSJ100 plus 10 options in the 93-seats (34’ pitch) configuration. The exclusive and comfortable interior are designed by Italian Company Pininfarina.
The SSJ100 is developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. It incorporates the most modern Western technology and systems together with high standards of comfort available in the 100-seat segment.
About SuperJet International SpA
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 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 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 the 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. All models of the Sukhoi Superjet family are equipped with the same engine, two SaM 146 turbofans produced by PowerJet, a joint venture between Snecma and Saturn. Today the SSJ100 is certified by multiple National Aviation Authorities: European EASA, Russian IAC AR and Mexican, Laos and Indonesian Civil Aviation Authorities.
Sabrina Marcato, Press Officer