Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and the Indonesian regional air carrier Kartika have signed an agreement on the delivery of up to 30 Superjet 100 passenger aircraft worth US$448 mln, the company said on Friday. (Sukhoi SuperJet 100 -Image Galleries)
The Superjet 100 project is a family of medium-haul passenger aircraft developed by a leading Russian manufacturer, Sukhoi, in cooperation with US and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.
“The agreement outlines the basic terms for the delivery of 15 Superjet 100 aircraft in the basic configuration and provides an option for 15 additional planes. The order is worth US$448 million,” the company said in a statement.
The Indonesian airline became the first customer of the Superjet 100 in Southeastern Asia and first deliveries are due to start in 2011. Kartika will use the 95-seat passenger plane for domestic and international flights.
“Sukhoi Superjet 100 will become a perfect addition to the Kartika fleet,” the statement quoted Sukhoi Civil Aircraft President Viktor Subbotin as saying.
Sukhoi said earlier there were at least 100 firm orders for the aircraft, which are due to complete certification flights in the second half of 2009.
Sukhoi, which is part of the United Aircraft Corp (UAC), plans to manufacture at least 700 Superjet 100s, and intends to sell 35% of them to North America, 25% to Europe, 10% to Latin America, and 7% to Russia and China.