By Juliet Van Wagenen | June 1, 2016
|CityJet’s Sukhoi Superjet 100. Photo: Superjet International|
[Avionics Today 06-01-2016] Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and SuperJet International, a joint venture between Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company and Sukhoi Holding, have delivered the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to CityJet, the first European SSJ100 customer. The Irish airline will lease 15 SSJ100 aircraft with an option for 16 additional aircraft in a deal worth more than $1 billion, including options and after-sales services.
Dublin-based CityJet will receive three aircraft in 2016, with the remainder from 2017 onwards. The SSJ 100 achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in 2012. SuperJet will also provide CityJet with the technical support for 12 years through a SuperCare agreement. CityJet crews are being trained at the training center in Venice.