Aircraft maker says MAKS airshow brought contracts for 03 Superjets

MOSCOW, August 22 (Itar-Tass) — Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company /SCAC/ signed agreements for supplies of 103 Sukhoi Superjet-100 passenger jets at the MAKS’2011 air show that was held in the town of Zhukovsky near Moscow last week.

The scope includes both confirmed contracts and the agreements on intentions, a source at the SCAC told Itar-Tass Monday.

One of the contractors, the Indonesian airline Sky Aviation is going to purchase twelve Superjets to the tune of $ 380.4 million in the current prices.

Russian airline Gazpromavia, which is an aviation outlet of the natural gas giant Gazprom, has issued a contract for ten Superjets totaling $ 323 million.

This brings the overall number of Superjets covered by conclusive contracts to twenty-two.

The agreements on intentions cover 63 jets, including eighteen option agreements.

The counterparts in them are the airlines Tajik Air of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuban, Moskovia, and Yamal. Of this list, Kuban and Yamal have signed contracts for twelve jets and ten jets respectively.

The SCAC signed at special agreement at the MAKS air show, under which the purchase, the Russian airline UTair will finance the supplies of twenty-four jets. They will be supplied in the period of 2012 through to 2015.

Prior to the air show, the Sukhoi group had conclusive agreements on the supply of 170 Superjets.

The Superjet-100, the SCAC’s main product so far, is to replace the Tupolev-134 short haul airliners that went into service in the former Soviet Union back in 1967.

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