SuperJet International – joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding – is pleased to announce that the Mexican airline Interjet confirmed the option for additional 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.
In 2011 Interjet originally ordered 15 SSJ100 and 5 options. The 5 options became firm in July 2012 at Farnborough Air Show. In November 2012, during ALTA Leaders Forum in Panama, Interjet announced the addition of 10 options which have been executed today leading the total firm order to 30 aircraft.
The value of the new option batch is 350 million US Dollars.
“This order confirms the solid relationship we have been able to build up with our Customer but also the sound reliability of our product which is definitely one of the main drivers in Interjet choice. The SSJ100 is a super optimized aircraft, equipped with advanced technology and offering attractive cash operating costs. We are sure that customers will continue looking at the SSJ100 as a main player in the regional market – states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International.
Twelve SSJ100 are currently in service with Interjet confirming the excellent operations and a dispatch reliability over the 99%. The thirteenth SSJ100 has been already delivered and will join the Interjet fleet soon.
According to the airline’s operational reliability report, to date the 12 Interjet SSJ100 have completed over 21.000 flight hours and 20.000 flight cycles starting from the Entry into Service in September 18, 2013. The SSJ100 are operating from Mexico City to various Mexican destinations and starting from October 2014 to the Unites States.
“We are delighted to add 10 aircraft to our SSJ100 fleet. The Superjet 100 is a really good product, we are very satisfied of its superior performance and the reduced operating costs. The SSJ100 was the right choice for the Interjet fleet development, it is perfectly suitable for domestic mid-density routes as well as several short-haul international ones” states Jose Luis Garza, Chief Executive Officer of Interjet.
Along with the order and according to a SuperCare Agreement applied to the entire Interjet SSJ100 fleet, SuperJet International will provide the airline with a full assistance on the after-sales support as well as training services.
As of today SJI, which is also the SSJ100 worldwide training provider, has trained 130 Interjet pilots and 168 mechanics.