Posted on: 27 August 2013 by Mark Howells
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Ilyushin Finance Corporation (IFC) signed two firm contracts for the delivery of 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.
The first contract covers five SSJ100 LRs in 103-seat configuration. The increased passenger capacity will be provided by the installation of slimmer seats. Negotiations with the customer are ongoing, but first deliveries are expected at the end of 2015.
The second contract – for customers in southeast Asia and the Middle East – was concluded for 15 SSJ100s in the Basic version. The first deliveries of these are also expected in 2015.
“The support provided by the largest financial institutes to the Sukhoi Superjet 100 project demonstrates its steady and successful development. Our partners placed the order for two SSJ100 [models]: basic and long range, and we hope that customers will appreciate the opportunities provided by the two versions of the aircraft,” remarked Andrey Kalinovsky, president of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.
The deliveries will be financed through the support of the Russian Government on financing Russian industrial exports and high-tech products. This support is provided by the Government to banks extending credits to customers buying Russian products.
In June 2013 at the Paris Air Show, SCAC and IFC signed the Heads of Agreement (HoA) for the 20 SSJ100s. The HoA now has been converted to these two firm orders.