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FARNBOROUGH 2010: Orient Thai signs LoI with SCAC for 12 Superjet 100s

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and Orient Thai Airlines have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100/95B with 12 options, with deliveries scheduled between 2011 and 2014.

The deal was signed by the Orient Thai’s chairman Udom Tantipransongchai and the president of SCAC Vladimir Prysiazhnyuk. The final agreement is scheduled to be finalised by the two parties by the end of 2010.

The SSJ100s will replace the airline’s current fleet of 11 MD-80s in order to strengthen the carrier’s position in the market and broaden its network.

“We welcome another SSJ100 southeast Asian customer aboard the Sukhoi Superjet 100 programme. The document we’ve signed today strengthens our positions in the southeast Asia market, which is one of the most promising segments for SSJ100,” commented Prysiazhnyuk. “I believe SCAC’s product with its effectiveness, already proven in-flight, will become a perfect tool to enhance the operational capabilities of Orient Thai.”

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