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Russia's Superjet-100 manufacturer plans to sell at least 100 airliners in near future

August 25, 2015, 21:24 UTC+3 ZHUKOVSKY
During the MAKS-2015 air show, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will sign contracts with the Yamal company and the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) for the delivery of 25 aircraft
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ZHUKOVSKY /Moscow region /August 25. /TASS/. The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company plans to sell at least 100 SSJ 100 airliners in near future, Boris Alyoshin, chairman of the company’s board of directors told reporters on Tuesday.

He was speaking at the MAKS-2015 air show, which is underway in the town of Zhukovsky in the Moscow Region on August 25-30.

According to Alyoshin, during the airshow, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will sign contracts with the Yamal company and the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) for the delivery of 25 aircraft.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft is also in talks with GTLK and the Kazakh airline Scit on the delivery of 15 aircraft in 3 years, he said.

According to Alyoshin, at the airshow Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and GTLK are expected to sign a firm contract for the delivery of 32 aircraft with an option for another 28 aircraft.

"Russian and CIS airlines will remain our main clients. We focus on this market," Alyoshin said.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a modern fly-by-wire twin engine regional jet. Its development was initiated in 2000. The airliner was designed and spearheaded by Sukhoi, a division of the Russian civil aerospace company /UAC/ in co-operation with several foreign partners.

Designed to compete internationally with its An-158, Embraer and Bombardier counterparts, the Superjet 100 claims substantially lower operating costs, at a lower purchase price of $35 million.

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