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Sixth Sukhoi Superjet 100 delivered to Interjet
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The sixth Sukhoi Superjet 100 landed in Mexico on March 16, 2014 to join Interjet SSJ100 fleet.

The aircraft (MNS 95038) was rolled out from SuperJet International’s hangar in Venice (Italy) and took off from Venice Marco Polo airport for the ferry flight to Interjet facilities in Toluca (Mexico). During its ferry flight, the aircraft stopped in Keflyavik (Iceland) and Bangor (Maine, USA).


Sukhoi Superjet 100: One Year of Successful Operations by Yakutia Airlines
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A year ago, on January 23, 2013 Yakutia Airlines performed its first commercial flight on Sukhoi Superjet 100 from its base airport in Yakutsk (the North of Russia), thus, starting operations of a new type of aircraft.

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From its first commercial flight from Yakutsk to Khabarovsk with passengers on board, the amount of flight hours of two SSJ100 aircraft in the air fleet of Yakutia Airlines has reached 2660 hours for 1084 flights.

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While performing domestic and international flights, Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft operated by Yakutia Airlines have transported 54 002 passengers.


Unique Simulator Installed at Sukhoi Superjet 100 Production Facilities
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Komsomolsk-on-Amur branch of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company installed a multimedia training system to drill skills of SSJ100 aircraft systems testing in the production facilities.

Simulator «Testing of the SSJ100 Systems» reduces time to prepare staff to work at a particular station in the final assembly shop and forms the ability to test performance of the aircraft systems before passing it to the next assembly station.
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3D models and animated video brief students through the external view, location, purpose of major components and avionics units of the aircraft. SSJ100 control components display, most closely resembling their actual layout, facilitates not only effective studying of location and purpose of the aircraft systems but acquisition of skills to operate them as well. Employees learn to carry out inspection of all the aircraft systems. The simulator also allows exploring possible defects in the aircraft systems and trains – in the aircraft testing phase – to find and fix them faster.

The system allows the use of two modes: demonstration and testing. Test results are duly saved, which ensures quality control of training.

Currently this piece of equipment used for testing procedures at one of the seven stations in the final assembly shop and is a part of the program to visualize aircraft assembly procedures. Installation of the similar training systems for all stations in the assembly shop of Sukhoi Superjet 100 is expected in future.


Third Sukhoi Superjet 100 delivered to Interjet
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On November 6, 2013 the third Sukhoi Superjet 100 for the Mexican airline Interjet landed in Toluca (Mexico) to join the other two SSJ100 already in service with the airline. The aircraft was rolled out from SuperJet International’s hangar in Venice (Italy) upon completion of customization and technical acceptance procedure on November 5, 2013. On the same day, the SSJ100, registered XA-JLV, took off from Venice Marco Polo airport for the ferry flight to Toluca (Mexico).

The airplane MSN 95028,  flown by Interjet crew, during its ferry flight made technical stops in Keflyavik (Iceland) and Bangor (Maine, USA) and then flew directly to Toluca (Mexico), thus confirming its outstanding performance on longer range routes.

The first two SSJ100 currently in service with Interjet are confirming an outstanding performance with over 99% dispatch reliability and an average daily utilization of 9 flight hours.

The fourth aircraft to be delivered to Interjet (MSN 95036) is currently under completion at SuperJet International’s plant in Italy.

The SSJ100 is a state-of-the-art regional jet developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. It incorporates the most modern Western technology and systems together with high standards of comfort available in the 100-seats segment. Interjet ordered 20 SSJ100 plus 10 options in the 93-seats (34’ pitch) configuration. The exclusive and comfortable interior are designed by Italian Company Pininfarina.


First two Sukhoi Superjet 100s enter in service with Mexican airline Interjet
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The first two Sukhoi Superjet 100 operated by the Mexican airline Interjet successfully performed the first revenue flights on September 18, 2013.
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The aircraft MSN 95023 (flight 3150) took off at approximately 7.37 (local time) from Mexico City airport (MEX) and landed at 8.54 a.m. at Torreon airport (TRC).

The second aircraft MSN 95024 (flight 3963) took off at about 7.50 a.m. (local time) from Mexico City airport (MEX) and landed at 8.52 a.m. at Aguascalientes (AGU) airport.

On the first day of their operations, the first two Interjet SSJ100s will perform 8 commercial flights each from Mexico City airport to other Mexican destinations as Campeche, Minatitlan, Zacatecas and Mazatlan.

The SSJ100 entry into service was introduced by a successful flight training campaign in “high altitude environment” typical of Mexico, supported by a risk assessment evaluation. Training flights, which were accomplished in Toluca after the completion of the Type Rating courses at the Venice SJI training center, included 171 “touch & go” for roughly 35 flight hours confirming the aircraft’s high-quality performance. Up to date SuperJet International, which is also the SSJ100 worldwide training provider, has trained 44 Interjet pilots, including 5 Interjet instructors, along with 8 cabin attendants and almost 100 mechanics.

Interjet also capitalizes on a comprehensive “per-flight-hour” program designed by SuperJet International specifically for SSJ100 operators to maximize aircraft availability, optimize maintenance costs and minimize the administrative burden. To facilitate the entry in service of the SSJ100 with Interjet SJI has also set up a new support warehouse located at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (U.S.A.) that will provide logistic support to Interjet and in general to any North and Latin America customer. A SJI dedicated engineering team is on-site to provide technical support and advisory assistance while the Customer Care Center based in Venice (Italy) is operational 24/7 to provide timely support for spares, tooling and technical queries.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100, designed and produced by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, incorporates the most modern Western technology and is powered by two PowerJet SaM146 engines. The aircraft offers a great advantage in terms of fuel consumption and low operational costs with the highest standards of quality and comfort available in the 100-seat segment.

The SSJ100 – now in service with six airlines (Interjet, Aeroflot, Sky Aviation, Lao Central, Yakutia, Moskovia) and 20 aircraft delivered – matches the most stringent western air safety standards of EASA, IAC-AR, ENAC and Mexican DGAC civil aviation authorities.

Interjet SSJ100s first commercial flights mark an important milestone in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 program and confirm the global aircraft’s ambitious perspectives.


Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company at MAKS 2013
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Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) participated to the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS – 2013 held from August 27 to September 1 in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. During the event SCAC signed contracts, agreements and memorandums for more than three and a half billion U.S. dollars in catalogue price of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.


On the first day of the International Aviation and Space salon MAKS a tripartite contract between SCAC, Russian UTair Airlines and VEB-Leasing was signed for delivery of six Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in its Long Range modification in 2014. The contract has become the first implementation stage of the leasing contract signed earlier.

As part of the airshow the Company signed two firm contracts for delivery of 20 aircraft with Ilyushin Finance Co. The first contract envisages deliveries of five SSJ100 LR in a 103 seating configuration. The second contract was signed for delivery of fifteen aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in its Basic modification for customers in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

A contract was signed with Rosoboronexport for delivery of Sukhoi Superjet 100 in its VIP configuration (SSJ100 VIP).

In addition, SCAC and Sberbank Leasing signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at promotion of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to Russian and international markets. In the initial phase up to 50 SSJ100 are planned for operational leasing by the joint venture.

Besides the firm contracts Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company signed a Letter of Intent with Lithuanian Avia AM Leasing which is focusing on acquisition, leasing and sales of aircraft, to finance and lease five Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company completed the business part of the Salon with signature of a Letter of Intent with one of the largest Russian leasing companies Sberbank Leasing for delivery and further leasing of 20 aircraft SSJ100.

At the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS – 2013 SCAC signed contracts for delivery of 27 aircraft and letters of intent on possible deliveries of 25 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. Taking into account 50 aircraft as part of the Memorandum of Understanding, the total value of the documents signed can be more than $ 3.5 billion in catalogue price of SSJ100.

During the Aviation and Space Salon MAKS – 2013 meetings and negotiations with potential customers, both Russian and foreign were held. During the negotiations the parties expressed interest in purchasing the aircraft while the existing partners agreed to expand cooperation.

At MAKS 2013 full-size Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft was presented to public in its Basic and Long Range modifications as well as in various liveries: Gazprom Avia, Sky Aviation, Lao Central and Rosoboronexport.

As part of MAKS- 2013 a ceremony of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft delivery to Gazpromavia was held. The aircraft was delivered in its Long Range modification.

On 27 and 28 August 2013 the second Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft with serial number – 95030 performed demonstration flights and later departed from MAKS-2013 to customer – Lao Central.

In the framework of the Salon Sukhoi Superjet 100 with serial number 95029 in “full” specification was handed over to Aeroflot. The first commercial flight of this aircraft with its tail number RA – 89015, painted in SkyTeam colors, was operated on September 3, 2013

Thus, at the moment 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 have been delivered to customers.


Long Range Version of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Certified by IAC AR
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Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) issued a Supplement to the Type Certificate for RRJ-95LR aircraft – Long Range version of Sukhoi Superjet 100.

IAC AR confirmed the SSJ100 LR’s compliance with the Interstate Aviation Committee’s current aviation regulations. This will allow Russian airlines to operate the SSJ100 long range version.
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A Supplement to the Type Certificate for SSJ100 Long Range was issued upon successful completion of the certification test program. On February 15, Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR prototype performed its ferry flight across Russia from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to the Flight Test Center in Zhukovsky to start certification program.

The program included testing for steadiness and control performance, high angle of attack and integrity limit conditions, buffeting and shimmy, testing of engines and automatic control equipment. As part of the testing program, SSJ100 LR aircraft with manufacture number 95032 operated 115 flight hours on more than 60 flights.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR version differs from the Basic in several respects: it can reach 4578 km, and has an increased take-off weight – up to 49.45 tons compensated by the strengthened wing. SSJ100 LR is equipped by a SaM146 engine with a 5% increased thrust compared to SSJ100 Basic version.


Second Sukhoi Superjet 100 Delivered to Sky Aviation
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On August 20 2013 the second Sukhoi Superjet 100 with serial number 95027 was delivered to Indonesian air carrier Sky Aviation on completion of technical acceptance procedure. The aircraft took off from Zhukovsky Delivery Centre (Russia) heading to Indonesia to its base airport.

The first SSJ100 aircraft was delivered late 2012 and it has already operated more than 500 hours at domestic routes.
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The airline is planning to extend route network for Sukhoi Superjet 100: the aircraft will be operated on routes connecting numerous Indonesian archipelago islands: Pontianak (Kalimatan Island), Palembang (Sumatra Island) and Natuna Ranai (Batam Island).

Sky Aviation was established in 2010. It is based in Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (Jakarta, Indonesia). The airline operates scheduled and charter flights in Indonesia.


Sukhoi Superjet 100 Expands to Japan
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On July 30th 2013 Yakutia Airlines has operated the first flight from Niigata at Japan Honshu Island to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East by Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Earlier in the day, the aircraft performed a ferry flight from Osaka to Niigata, where, following an old aviation tradition, the aircraft was welcomed with a water bridge courtesy of the Niigata Airport Fire Department.

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Yakutia Airlines will also operate flights with the Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Niigata to Khabarovsk – the capital of the Far East Federal District of Russia. A flight from Vladivostok to Niigata will take 1.5 hours while passengers on a flight from Khabarovsk to Niigata may enjoy a comfortable Sukhoi Superjet 100 for two hours. The turnaround flight Vladivostok-Niigata is scheduled on August 6 and 13, while the Khabarovsk – Niigata flight will happen on August 3 and 10

It is exciting that our customer, the largest airline in Russia’s Far East, is successfully establishing new destination routes with Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft,” said Mr Andrey Kalinovsky, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) President. “The airline recently started operations to China with our aircraft and now it is also offering flights to Japan. We wish success to Yakutia Airlines in continuing development of its route network to Asia. We are always ready to support our partners in implementation of their projects”.

During the Summer Season these flights will be performed on a charter basis. In case of a sufficient payload of the flights demonstrated, the airline will consider regular basis for these destinations.

Added Mr. Ivan Prostit, Director General of Yakutia Airlines, “Flights from the Russian Far East to Japan are not only expanding Sukhoi Superjet 100’s flight geography, but are also granting new opportunities for a dialogue between our two countries”.

This past winter, SCAC delivered two Sukhoi Superjet 100 to Yakutia Airlines, which can now operate flights in Yakutia’s extremely cold winter conditions.

In the first half of 2013, the two aircraft have operated more than 300 flights and flown for more than 750 flight hours.

Yakutia Airlines’ Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, are now operating flights in both the Far East of Russia: from Yakutsk to Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Magadan, Khabarovsk, and abroad – to Beijing and Kharbin.


First SSJ100 delivered to Mexican Airline Interjet
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On the occasion of the 50th International Paris airshow SuperJet International (SJI) – joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi (a Finmeccanica Company) and Sukhoi Holding (a UAC Company) – has delivered to the Mexican airline Interjet its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft.

With an order for 20 aircraft plus 10 options, Interjet is the first western customer to take delivery of the SSJ100.

The aircraft has been presented for the first time at Le Bourget with its exclusive interiors designed by Pininfarina in a 93-seats (34’ pitch) configuration, in accordance with Interjet high standards for passengers’ comfort. The SSJ100 is a 100-seat state-of-the-art regional jet, which incorporates the most modern Western technology and is powered by two PowerJet’s SaM146 engines.

The SSJ100 aircraft, developed and built by the Russian Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, was painted, completed and customized at the SuperJet International facilities in Venice, Italy.

“We are very proud to announce this important achievement at the Paris airshow – states Mr. Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International – In these last months we have been working closely with our Customer, which is the second largest airline in Mexico. We are excited to show at Le Bourget the first SSJ100 with interiors marked by Pininfarina Italian style. The SSJ100 is achieving a new important role in the regional segment and it is now ready to enter the western market”.

“We are delighted to receive our first SSJ100 and participate in the main international airshow in Europe – states Mr. Luis Garza, Chief Executive Officer of Interjet – The aircraft is expected to enter into service in the Mexican market very soon. We are fully confident in our choice because the SSJ100 perfectly matches Interjet domestic mid-density routes. It also fits with our top-quality services, offering a mainline comfort along with reduced operating costs and the flexibility for regional markets”.

The Interjet SSJ100 fleet will be also supported by SuperJet International with a SuperCare “per-flight-hour” program, a tailored after-sales solution which allows to keep aircraft flying with a minimum investment. The Fort Lauderdale warehouse will become the  support warehouse to meet spare parts requirements in the Americas.

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The programme has been financed with the support of Export Agencies of Italy, France and Russia. Namely SACE, COFACE and VEB/EXIAR granted a proactive approach towards this important transaction which paved the way of the SSJ100 to the western market.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 currently represents the most important industrial programme between the Russian Federation and Europe in the commercial aircraft sector.