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Rome, Italy, 2015/03/02 - SuperJet International, a joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding, signed a contract worth (€ 310M) with the Mexican airline Interjet, for the purchase of ten additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100). FNC IM; SIFI.MI
• The total of Interjet firm orders rises to 30 aircraft;
• The units ordered are equipped with Made in Italy interiors by Pininfarina.
SuperJet International, a joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding, signed a contract worth US$ 350 million (around € 310 million) with the Mexican airline Interjet, for the purchase of ten additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100). With this contract, the number of SSJ100s ordered by the Central-American airline rises to 30. Interjet was the first Western customer ordering and operating this aircraft. SuperJet International will accomplish the delivery of the first 20 SSJ100s by the end of 2015, whereas these ten additional aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2016.
Interjet signed an initial contract with SuperJet International in 2011 for 15 SSJ100s, plus five options. In July 2012, the five options have been exercised and, in November of the same year, Interjet added ten more options, today converted into firm orders.
Interjet, the second most important Mexican airline, currently operates 12 SSJ100s, which have proved a 99% operational reliability, accumulating over 20,000 flight hours in less than two years. The aircraft chosen by Interjet occurs in the configuration of 93 seats in economy version, with Made in Italy interiors by Pininfarina, designed to ensure maximum comfort to passengers.
SuperJet International (SJI) is a joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%). The Company is responsible for the marketing, sales, and customisation of the newtechnology 100-seats regional jet Sukhoi Superjet 100, in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Japan and Oceania, as well as training and after-sales support worldwide. The Company is also in charge of the design and development of VIP, business and cargo variants. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) is in charge for the design, development and construction of SSJ100, in partnership with Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi.
Finmeccanica (finmeccanica.com) is Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector and ranks among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (FNC IM; SIFI.MI), in 2013 Finmeccanica generated revenues of about 16 billion Euro. With 362 locations and production facilities in 22 countries, Finmeccanica is a multinational and multicultural group which boasts a significant presence in four domestic markets: Italy, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Poland. Finmeccanica’s core business activities are in the following sectors: Helicopters (AgustaWestland), Defence Electronics and Security (Selex ES, DRS Technologies), Aeronautics (Alenia Aermacchi). The company also has a significant position in Space (Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space), Defence Systems (OTO Melara, WASS, MBDA) and Transportation (Ansaldo STS, AnsaldoBreda).