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Laotian start-up signs MoU for three SSJ100s

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and Phongsavanh Airlines, a start-up carrier in Laos, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three Sukhoi Superjet 100s with six further aircraft on option.

The order is valued at $95.1 million at list prices and deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

"The SSJ 100 is really the best offer in the 100-seat segment. It combines unsurpassed operational efficiency with the breakthrough passenger comfort,” stated Od Phongsavangh, chairman of Phongsavangh Bank, owner of the airline. “I’m sure that with SSJ100’s vast operational flexibility it will become the best tool for our growth-driven strategy.”

“I’m really glad to welcome a new SSJ100 customer in southeast Asia which is a very promising market for our product,” declared SCAC president Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk. “SSJ100 is affordable, comfortable, efficient and green. We’ve made a really good aeroplane for both the airlines and their passengers. And 1,700 hours of extensive flight testing campaign proved its economic efficiency and good performance.”

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