In the network of ALTA, held in Panama, SuperJet International (joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding Company) stated that Interjet (Mexico) has added 10 options to its current firm order for 20 SSJ100 aircraft. The total value of this order (including options) is assessed at over $1 billion at list prices, press-service of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft reports.
“The first “green“ Interjet SSJ100 arrived at Marco Polo airport (Venice, Italy) on October 6th 2012 for customization at SuperJet International’s facility. At present the Company is working on obtaining the EASA STC, Supplemental Type Certification, in order to equip the jets with interiors developed by Pininfarina (Italia)”, - the company noted.
SJI plans to deliver the first SSJ100 to Interjet in March 2013, while the rest aircraft will be delivered with a delivery-rate of 1 jet per month. Initially Interjet signed a contract on delivery of 15 SSJ100s seating 93 passengers (plus 5 options). Miguel Aleman Velasco, Chairman of Interjet, declared at the last Farnborough Airshow, that the carrier decided to convert these five options into firm orders. Thus the total number of jets ordered by the airline has reached 20 ones. Now the customer added 10 additional options to the contract.
“The new agreement confirms the credible cooperation with Interjet established since the signing of this contract and it also proves the confidence of the customer in the SSJ100 aircraft. We are currently working in Venice on provision of high-quality services and we are sure that these 10 options will be converted into firm orders soon”, - Nazario Cauceglia, CEO of SuperJet International, said.
“SSJ100 aircraft, developed and manufactured by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the joint venture between Sukhoi Holding Company and Alenia Aermacchi Company, provides the maximum efficiency under conditions of the high altitude/high temperature typical of Mexico and meets all the requirements of Interjet’s high operational standards. SSJ100 received the Mexican Type Certificate in April 2012. The document confirms the jet’s compliance with the requirements of the Mexican aviation authorities”, - SCAC explained.
SuperJet International is also responsible for personnel training. The first Full Flight Simulator (FFS) will arrive in Venice by the end of November 2012. The training of the Mexican carrier’s pilots will be started in January 2013.