Chairman of the State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank), Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) - Vladimir Dmitriev, President of UAC - Mikhail Pogosyan, and CEO of Alenia Aermacchi, Giuseppe Giordo, visited SuperJet International (SJI) – the joint venture between Sukhoi Holding Company and Alenia Aermacch, the press-service reports.
During the visit, CEO of SJI, Nazario Cauceglia, demonstrated the Training Center and Sukhoi Superjet 100 Delivery Center to the guests. At present the ninth, tenth and eleventh SSJ 100 liners are being prepared for delivery to Interjet. Nazario Cauceglia also said that SuperJet International training centers located in Venice and Zhukovsky trained 344 pilots, 167 flight attendants and over 1300 technicians.
"The product is not just an aircraft; it is the integrated solution comprising efficient after-sales support system and support of export deliveries. Without VEB’s support and our joint efforts focused on establishment of a competitive finance system the program’s success would have been impossible. Most important, we are developing the efficient system assuring the competitive export of Russian-produced civil aircraft", - President of UAC, Mikhail Pogosyan, noted.
«For us Sukhoi Superjet 100 is one of the top-priority projects. VEB Group not only finances the production of this advanced Russian liner, but also takes part in development of after-sales support system in cooperation with our Italian and French partners, finances the purchase of these liners by Russian and foreign customers via operational and financial leasing», - Andrey Sapelin, First Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank, said.
Vnesheconombank and its subsidiary EXIAR (Export Insurance Agency of Russia) play a key role in development of the integrated system for financing export deliveries of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. As a part of banking syndicate VEB financed the deal for purchase of Sukhoi Superjet 100 by Interjet (Mexico) in cooperation with the following export credit agencies: EXIAR, SACE and COFACE. The jets are delivered to the customer by SuperJet International.