CityJet Receives SSJ100
CityJet, the Irish regional airline which is headquartered in Swords, County Dublin, has recently taken delivery of the very first Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft in Western Europe during a ceremony which was held in Venice, Italy. This ceremony was held at the SuperJet International, which is the headquarters for the program’s Western aftermarket support and sales partner. The Irish regional airline currently holds a delivery option for 16 SSJ100s and has also agreed to lease 15 SSJ100s. including all of the aftersales services and options, this deal is estimated to be valued at more than $1 billion.
“The Superjet 100 project scope and importance goes well beyond any major infrastructure program,”said Boris Aleshin, the chairman from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.
“It is the high-tech flagship of Russia-Italy cooperation, and it has a great potential to generate new industrial partnership deals between our two countries.”
CityJet mainly operates out of London City Airport. The Irish airlines operates under its own brand as well as wet-lease services for its partner, Air France. CityJet operates and owns maintenance facilities at Dublin Airport, and expects to receive 3 SSJ100 aircrafts this year as well as the remainder from 2017 onwards. In 2012, THE SSJ100 aircraft received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
“We are very proud because CityJet is a reputable operator in the heart of Europe,”said Nauzario Cauceglia, the Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International.
“This achievement highlights the development of the SSJ100 Program in Europe and in the international scenario. We know that the new customers are closely following us, focusing on the high advantages of the SSJ100 product and our robust and dependable technical support centralized in Europe.”
“Superjet International configured the CityJet aircraft in a 98-seat cabin layout with an interior designed by Italy’s Pininfarina,”said Gregory Polek from AIN online.
“The contract calls for SuperJet International to provide CityJet with the technical support through a SuperCare agreement for 12 years. CityJet crews are undergoing training at SuperJet’s training center in Venice.”
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