The former top-manager of companies owned by Gennady Timchenko, Evgeny Andrachnikov, will be responsible for sales of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft in Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), RIA Novosti reports with reference to three sources close to SCAC.
In summer 2013 Timchenko decided to establish the A-group company for managing aviation assets. It was announced later that Evgeny Andrachnikov was appointed its CEO. Earlier he was the director of Dexter air taxi owned by Sergey Generalov. However, Andrachnikov left the A-group in March.
"Evgeny Andrachnikov left A-group in March 2014, it was his personal decision. Later we sold a share in IPP company, which owned Airfix Aviation, as well as shares in Pulkovo and Sheremetyevo terminals. As far as we know, at present the group is looking for a new CEO", — Timchenko’s representative, Anton Kurevin, said.
A-group comprises Avia Group (owns 74% share in terminal A of Sheremetyevo airport, the rest is owned by Sheremetyevo International Airport), "Avia Group Nord" (owns 70% share in Pulkovo-2 terminal; the rest is owned by Nogata (established by Nikolay Shamalov)) and Airfix Aviation (Finland) – Timchenko’s IPP owned 97% of the Finnish airline.
Representative of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) confirmed that the top-manager joined SCAC. However, he did not provide any further comments. One source told RIA Novosti that Andrachnikov will be responsible for sales.
A former top-manager of the SCAC’s rival – Embraer (Brazil), Alex Glock, holds the same position at SuperJet Internatioanal (SJI), which also manages the SSJ-100 project. Sources close to SCAC and SJI said earlier that there is a possibility of establishing a joint structure responsible for sales of the Russian aircraft. This company will employ a number of experienced top-managers.