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Interjet confirms superb performance of its SSJ100 fleet
SJI CEO, Nazario Cauceglia and Claude Poulain, President and CEO of Powerjet, provided press with an update on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Program and its SaM146 engine.
Main focus was the SSJ100 entry into service with the Mexican airline Interjet, first Customer in the Americas.
"We are very proud to enter the Latin American market with Interjet - stated SuperJet International CEO, Nazario Cauceglia - LATAM is a market with strong and robust growth rates. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is quickly becoming the LATAM preferred regional solution and it is the ideal complement to narrow-body operations. The SSJ100 offers improved economics thanks to its advanced technology on board, lower fuel consumption and lower direct operating costs, along with an unbeatable passengers comfort. The SSJ100 has in fact the largest cabin with 5 abreast cross-section among the current available regional aircraft" added Cauceglia.
"In the first months of operations, the SSJ100 dispatch reliability has been better than expected, showing an average of over 99%. With two aircraft flying with a heavy utilization (average of over 9 hours daily with peaks of 11) since Sept 18, the third aircraft will enter into service next Monday - states Mr. Jose Luis Garza, Chief Executive Officer of Interjet - we selected the SSJ100 for its superb comfort (93 seats with 34" pitch), its DOC and fuel efficiency better than the competitors, its high technology and the new modern engine SaM146.
The full fly by wire system is more advanced than one of the Airbus A320 and the overhead bins provide the passengers with more space if compared with our A320s. We are also satisfied with the Customer Services provided by SuperJet International which is in line with the best international standards".
Latin America and Africa currently represent the two SJI's markets with the most interesting short-term opportunities for the SSJ100 aircraft.
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 21 SSJ100 aircraft have been delivered to customer airlines.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company:
The Company's shareholders are Sukhoi Holding (a UAC Company) (75% - 1 share) and the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects and is in charge of the aircraft development and production. The company is also responsible for SSJ100 marketing, sales in Russia, the CIS, China, India, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Moscow, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has several production branches seated in Russian cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Sukhoi Superjet 100 family is the main project of the Company.
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.
INTERJET - Mexican airline established in 2005. There are 39 Airbus A320 and 3 Sukhoi Superjet 100 currently in the airline fleet. Interjet operates over 150 daily flights to 43 business and tourist destinations, including 9 international. Starting from 2009 EBITDAR and NET profit of Interjet has been comparable to the most profitable airlines in Latin America.
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