Monday, November 3, 2008
Buckley Joins SuperJet
Lead customer Aeroflot will receive the first aircraft followed by Alitalia regional airline partner Itali Airlines, which has ordered 10 aircraft once it receives its Western certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency in 2010. Related Story
Buckley’s new offices, scheduled to be set up by January, will be co-located with Sukhoi partner Alenia Aeronautics which owns 51 percent of the joint venture at 1625 Eye Street in Washington, DC. He will be joined by Airbus veteran Patrick Sullivan who will develop the technical and product support for the North American market and prepare for U.S. certification. Buckley is hopeful of signing a U.S. customer so that certification in Europe and the U.S. can be done simultaneously.