SuperJet International, a joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company, and Sukhoi Holding, signed an agreement with Pearl Aircraft Corporation for the sale of thirty Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, plus fifteen options.
The announcement was made today at the Farnborough International AirShow by Mr. Alessandro Franzoni, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International, and Mr. Jan Soderberg, Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Aircraft Corporation. Pearl Aircraft was advised by Aerbiz Business Consultants.
Based on the price list, the order for the thirty aircraft is worth over $900 million U.S.dollars.
“This announcement is of particular value to SuperJet International, as Pearl Aircraft Corporation is a new competitive financial company characterized by an innovative approach to the market”, said Mr. Franzoni, CEO of SuperJet International. “This agreement with an international leasing company is a proof of the qualities of this aircraft and further enhances our position the market”.
“We are excited about the future of the SSJ100”, said Mr Soderberg, Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Aircraft Corporation. “After a detailed evaluation, we are convinced it is the best 100-seat aircraft available or proposed. Its superior economics outclass all its competitors.
In addition, its low costs and superb payload-range performance will open new market opportunities for our customers, allowing them to serve routes previously not considered viable. Its Pininfarina interior is like nothing else in the sky, with more space per passenger than any other narrowbody. This aircraft marries world-leading Russian aerodynamics and structures with state-of-the art Western systems, and world-class Italian interior design, all in an environmentally friendly product”.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 program represents the most important industrial partnership between Europe and the Russian Federation in the civil aviation sector.