Sukhoi Aircraft Maker to Buy Ten SSJ-100 back from Aeroflot

MOSCOW, April 4 (RIA Novosti) – Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi said on Wednesday it would repurchase its first ten Sukhoi SuperJet-100 (SSJ-100) aircraft from the national flagship airline Aeroflot for approximately $19 million each.

The first ten aircraft that delivered to Aeroflot in a simplified version are to be replaced with “full-version” aircraft in 2013-2014.

The catalog price for SSJ-100 is about $35.4 million in its ‘Basic’ version and $36.2 million in the ‘Long Range’ version.

Aeroflot was the launch customer for the SSJ-100 project, singing a contract for delivery of 30 aircraft. The value of the contract was not disclosed, but according to Sukhoi sources, the Russian flagship air carrier bought the planes at a substantial discount.

Sukhoi Vice President Igor Syrtsov has said the ten aircraft might be converted into business-class planes and sold to private buyers.


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