Mexico’s Interjet airline is to take up an option to buy five more Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners in addition to the 15 planes previously ordered, Interjet Board Chairman Miguel Alemаn Velasco said at the Farnborough airshow in Britain on Tuesday.
“We were initially planning to purchase 15 SSJs, but now we have decided to include the option of five more aircraft in the contract,” Velasco told a news conference at the 48th International Airshow in Britain’s Farnborough.
In January, SuperJet International signed a $650 million contract to supply Interjet with 15 SSJ-100s.
The Superjet 100 is a short-medium haul passenger aircraft developed by Sukhoi in cooperation with U.S. and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.
The aircraft is capable of carrying up to 100 passengers for up to 4,500 kilometers. Sukhoi has received over 200 firm orders for Superjet 100 airliners so far.