Russia agreed with Laos on delivery of three Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft; Indonesia will get ten jets of the type, Russian Minister of economic development, Alexey Ulyukaev, told ITAR-TASS. He didn’t unveil any details related to the deliveries.
"A contract for delivery of three jets to Laos was signed as well as agreement for delivery of 10 vehicles of the type to Indonesia. But we have possibilities for delivering more jets. We hope to sign more contracts with Indonesia", - he said.
In addition, according to the minister, deliveries of SSJ 100 liners to Vietnam are also being discussed, but the number of vehicles to be delivered has not been defined yet.
"As for Vietnam, we have not defined a number of jets to be delivered yet. We have defined all the terms of contracts with Indonesia and Laos. But we don’t have parameters of potential contract with Vietnam – the airlines have not presented their requirements yet", - Ulyukaev added.
Andrey Kalinovsky, former president of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC, part of United Aircraft Corporation), said at Farnborough-2014 airshow that SSJ 100 regional aircraft operated by Sky Aviation bankrupt carrier (Indonesia) will resume flights. "We have found solution to this problem. The jets will resume flights", - he said without naming the airline to operate these airliners in future.
Sky Aviation was the launch customer for SSJ 100 in Southeast Asia. It took delivery of three Superjets, but suspended flights in March 2014 due to poor financial situation and started looking for investors.
Lao Central Airlines (Laos) took delivery of two jets of the type (the carrier signed a contract for delivery of three SSJ 100 liners with an option for six more vehicles of the type). However, in December 2013 the airline suspended flights.
At present SSJ 100 aircraft are operated by the following airlines: Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, Yakutia Airlines, Moskovia Airlines, Gazprom Avia and Centre-South (Russia) as well as Interjet (Mexico).