Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sukhoi Superjet 100 readies for First European customer

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Oct 6, 2012

A  Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft for the first western customer, Mexican Interjet,landed in Venice at Marco Polo airport for completion activities at the SuperJet International (SJI) facility. The “green” aircraft (MSN 95023) took off from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) assembly plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Russia), and flew through the airports of Novosibirsk and Zhukovsky (Moscow Region) before landing in Venice. 
SJI is developing the “Supplemental Type Certificate” (EASA-STC) which permits aircraft interiors installation. Interjet SSJ100 interiors will be done by Pininfarina Italian Style.
Interjet signed a firm order with SuperJet International for the purchase of 20 SSJ100. All SSJ100 aircraft are in a 93-seat configuration. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered to Interjet in March 2013. In Nov, the first FFS simulator will arrive in Venice and it will be installed at the SJI Training Center to enable the Mexican carrier’s pilots to start training in January 2013. 

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