On October 19th 2012 the Roll-in Ceremony of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft, which arrived in Venice for completion, was held in the hangar of SuperJet International (SJI).
The SSJ100, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), a Sukhoi and Alenia Aermacchi Company, landed at Venice Marco Polo airport on October 6th 2012 for completion, customization and delivery to the first western customer, the Mexican airline Interjet, at the SuperJet International’s facility.
The SSJ100 (MSN 95023), a state-of-the-art 100-seat regional jet, was presented for the first time to the local and national authorities in its green configuration.
In the next months SuperJet International will be responsible for the new interiors “Supplemental Type Certificate” (EASA STC) achievement, as well as the customization and painting activities on Interjet aircraft, which will be accomplished at the SJI completion center in Tessera, Venice. As requested by the customer, SSJ100 interiors will be marked by Pininfarina Italian style.
“This Roll-In Ceremony represents the beginning of a new industrial activity in Venice, which confirms the strategic role and value of Tessera aeronautics premises for the entire Italian aeronautic sector” states Carmelo Cosentino, President and Chairman of the Board of SuperJet International.
“After a long period of preparation, we are really proud to welcome the first Interjet SSJ100 in Venice. This important milestone proves the outstanding level of team-work between Italian and Russian partners with the merging of know-how and experiences” says Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International.
Interjet signed a contract for the purchase of 20 SSJ100 aircraft with a configuration of 93 seats. The order has a total value of 700 million dollars, including the 5 options converted in firm orders at the recent Farnborough airshow in London.
SuperJet International plans to complete and deliver the first Interjet SSJ100 in March 2013. In November 2012 the first FFS simulator will arrive in Venice and it will be installed at the SJI Training Center to enable the Mexican carrier’s pilots to start training in January 2013.
The SSJ100 aircraft is a competitive product in terms of low fuel consumption, low operating costs and maximum comfort.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is currently the most important industrial program between the Russian Federation and the rest of the world in the field of the civil aviation.
Source and photo: Super Jet International