First SSJ100 delivered to Mexican Airline Interjet

(PresseBox) ( Moscow, )
On the occasion of the 50th International Paris airshow SuperJet International (SJI) - joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi (a Finmeccanica Company) and Sukhoi Holding (a UAC Company) - has delivered to the Mexican airline Interjet its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft.

With an order for 20 aircraft plus 10 options, Interjet is the first western customer to take delivery of the SSJ100.

The aircraft has been presented for the first time at Le Bourget with its exclusive interiors designed by Pininfarina in a 93-seats (34' pitch) configuration, in accordance with Interjet high standards for passengers' comfort. The SSJ100 is a 100-seat state-of-the-art regional jet, which incorporates the most modern Western technology and is powered by two PowerJet's SaM146 engines.

The SSJ100 aircraft, developed and built by the Russian Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, was painted, completed and customized at the SuperJet International facilities in Venice, Italy.

"We are very proud to announce this important achievement at the Paris airshow - states Mr. Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International - In these last months we have been working closely with our Customer, which is the second largest airline in Mexico. We are excited to show at Le Bourget the first SSJ100 with interiors marked by Pininfarina Italian style. The SSJ100 is achieving a new important role in the regional segment and it is now ready to enter the western market".

"We are delighted to receive our first SSJ100 and participate in the main international airshow in Europe - states Mr. Luis Garza, Chief Executive Officer of Interjet - The aircraft is expected to enter into service in the Mexican market very soon. We are fully confident in our choice because the SSJ100 perfectly matches Interjet domestic mid-density routes. It also fits with our top-quality services, offering a mainline comfort along with reduced operating costs and the flexibility for regional markets".

The Interjet SSJ100 fleet will be also supported by SuperJet International with a SuperCare "per-flight-hour" program, a tailored after-sales solution which allows to keep aircraft flying with a minimum investment. The Fort Lauderdale warehouse will become the support warehouse to meet spare parts requirements in the Americas.

The programme has been financed with the support of Export Agencies of Italy, France and Russia. Namely SACE, COFACE and VEB/EXIAR granted a proactive approach towards this important transaction which paved the way of the SSJ100 to the western market.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 currently represents the most important industrial programme between the Russian Federation and Europe in the commercial aircraft sector.

About SuperJet International:

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 the 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 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. In 2011 the first production SSJ100 entered into service. As of today 16 SSJ100 aircraft have been delivered to customer airlines.

About Interjet:

INTERJET is a 100% Mexican high-efficiency airline founded in 2005 and committed to provide high-quality air travel at an affordable price. Its current fleet consists of 39 state-of-the-art Airbus A320 aircraft with the latest aeronautical technology. These aircraft are the only aircraft of this category in Latin America to be equipped with external cameras, which allow the passengers to see live take-off and landing from their seats. Interjet operates over 150 daily flights on 43 business and pleasure routes, covering 25 destinations in Mexico and 8 international destinations - Guatemala, Havana, San Antonio, Miami, San José (Costa Rica), New York, Orange County and Las Vegas. Interjet is the first Mexican airline to participate with an aircraft at Le Bourget Air Show.

Pininfarina SpA:

Through a long process of growth and transformation, ideas and creativity, Pininfarina has evolved from an artisan concern to an international group that is a worthy global partner to the motor industry. Listed on the Stock Exchange since 1986, Pininfarina today focuses on design and engineering services, continuing to play a key role as a design house with unique skills, as well as on research in the field of sustainable mobility and the creation of value for its brand, whose potential derives from the reputation it has built up in over 80 years of success. The company has offices in Italy, Germany, Morocco, China and the United States and its automotive clients include prestigious brands such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and BMW. Pininfarina Extra, the Group's company specialising in product and interior design, architecture, boats and aeronautics, was founded over 25 years ago, and has around 500 projects to its name.
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