Posted on: 21 June 2012 by Mark Howells
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) and Transaero Airlines have signed a deal for the airline to purchase six Sukhoi Superjet 100/95B aircraft with ten options.
The firm order is valued at $212.4 million at list prices and could reach $566.4 million if the options are converted into firm orders.
The contract was signed by Transaero Airlines general director Olga Pleshakova and the president of the United Aircraft Corporation, Mikhail Pogosyan, on behalf of SCAC.
The SSJ100 aircraft for Transaero will feature a two-class 90-seat layout (eight in business class and 82 in economy class). Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2015 and continue through to 2017.
“Transaero is committed to support Russian aircraft manufacturing with our firm orders. We chose the Sukhoi Superjet 100 as the most modern Russian aircraft that is highly competitive with best models in its class. These aircraft in Transaero’s fleet will contribute in meeting an important challenge for Russian civil aviation – to develop an affordable regional route network in our country,” stressed Pleshakova.
“Transaero Airlines is among the 50 largest air carriers in the world and ranks in the top five safest European airlines. Transaero’s selection marks the recognition of our product’s high quality and superior operating ability. I am convinced that the Sukhoi Superjet 100 will become an efficient tool that will be used by the airline in implementing its regional services development plan,” commented Pogosyan.