Posted on: 27 August 2013 by Mark Howells
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), UTair Aviation and VEB-Leasing have signed a three-party delivery contract for six Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100), with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2014.
Signed at the International Aviation Space Salon MAKS in Moscow, the contract sees VEB-Leasing buying the six SSJ100s for onward delivery to UTair Aviation as part of a financial lease deal. The contract represents the first implementation stage of a leasing contract signed earlier.
UTair is planning to operate its Superjet 100s both on domestic routes in Western Siberia and the European part of Russia, as well into Europe itself. Its pilots, cabin crew and technical staff will be trained at the Zhukovsky-based training centre.
Aircraft maintenance will be provided by SCAC with support of SuperJet International and PowerJet.