Russian co eyes Superjet order portfolio up 34% at MAKS air show

ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow Region, Aug 18 (PRIME) — Russias aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft expects to increase its Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft order portfolio by 34% during the MAKS air show, taking place in the Moscow Region town of Zhukovsky through Sunday, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft CEO Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk said Thursday.

Before the MAKS air show, the companys Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft order portfolio amounted to 170 aircraft, while after the show the company expects it to amount to 227 aircraft, Prisyazhnyuk said.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has already signed contracts to supply 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to Russias Gazpromavia airline and 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to Indonesian regional carrier PT Sky Aviation, Prisyazhnyuk said, adding that the contract with Gazpromavia has an option to supply 10 more Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.

The value of the deals was not disclosed.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft may sign contracts to supply more than 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft with another three companies by Sunday, Prisyazhnyuk said.

The Superjet is Russias first all-new passenger aircraft since the fall of the Soviet Union. The Superjet is expected to replace the Tu-134 passenger aircraft.


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