In frame of the 16th Petersburg International Economic Forum JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) and Transaero Airlines, the second largest Russian carrier, signed a contract on six Sukhoi Superjet 100/95B aircraft with ten options. The firm order is valued at 212.4 million USD at list prices. The deal could reach 566.4 million USD if options are converted into firm orders.
The contract was signed by Transaero Airlines General Director Olga Pleshakova and President of the United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan on behalf of SCAC.
The SSJ100 aircraft for Transaero will feature a comfortable two-class 90-seat layout (8 in business class and 82 in economy class). Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2015 and continue through 2017.
“Transaero Airlines deems it to be its duty to back the country’s aircraft industry the success of which much depends on firm orders for the produced jetliners. The company made a decision to acquire the utmost modern Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft which is competitive with the foreign jetliners of the type. Those SSJ100 aircraft after being added to our fleet will take part in realization of a very ambitious challenge which Russian civil aviation faces — the development of affordable regional air transportation”, said Transaero Airlines General Director Olga 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”, said Mikhail Pogosyan, President of the United Aircraft Corporation.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. In January 2011, the SSJ100 obtained the Type Certificate by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR. On April 19th 2011 first production SSJ100 was delivered to Armavia airlines (Armenia). In February 2012, the SSJ100 obtained the EASA Type Certificate. By the mid of June 2012 nine SSJ100s in service with Russian and Armenian carriers accumulated more than 9,000 flight hours in more than 4,600 revenue flights.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company
The Company’s shareholders are the Sukhoi Holding owing 75% — 1 share and the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects. Headquartered in Moscow, the Company enjoys several production branches seated in the cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Today the company employs over 2,000 people.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 — a new family of regional jets — is the Company’s major project.
Transaero Airlines launched its services on November 5, 1991.
Currently Transaero is the second-largest passenger airline in Russia. The company ranks in the top 5 European and in the top 15 of the World’s safest carriers.
Transaero is awarded with Air Transport World Magazine’s Airline Market Leadership Award 2012.
Transaero has the largest long-haul fleet in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. Present Transaero’s fleet consists of 86 aircraft. Transaero serves more than 160 routes in Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa and America.