July 18, 2012– Moscow, Russia (Techreleased) –Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) jointly with leading Russian companies, members of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), participated in the 48th International Airshow Farnborough 2012 held in London from 9 to 15 of July 2012.
One of the Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) was displayed for the first time at an international airshow. The aircraft MSN 95016 was viewed and visited in the static display and it was much appreciated by the participants and guests of the airshow. SCAC’s exhibit located on the UAC stand in Hall A, also attracted the attention of a great number of visitors.
On July 10, 2012 during the joint press conference of SCAC, SuperJet International and PowerJet, the Chairman of the Mexican Interjet Airlines, Mr. Miguel Aleman Velasco, announced that the airline converted its five SSJ100 options into firm orders. Thus Interjet ordered 20 aircraft in total.
SCAC’s intention to sign contracts on up to 40 SSJ100 aircraft with airlines from South-West Asia by the year end was announced at the airshow. The manufacturer expects to deliver 20 production aircraft in total during 2012. Yakutiya Airlines, Lao Central Airlines, Interjet and Sky Aviation will receive their first SSJ100 aircraft this year.
“The participation to the Farnborough Airshow confirmed that there is a fond interest in the SSJ100 program from our potential customers worldwide. The image of our aircraft continues to be positive and we are going to increase the production rates, providing an efficient support to the airlines”, noted SCAC President Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk.