Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Kartika Airlines Announce Order for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s
(Source: Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC))
12:00 AM, December 8, 2008
JAKARTA --- Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and Kartika Airlines have signed the Heads of Agreement for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s and another 15 optional aircraft. The order is valued at $448 million at list prices. With todays announcement, Kartika Airlines is the first SSJ100 customer in South-East Asia.>> With Kartika Airlines being our launch customer in South-East Asia we are opening a new market for SSJ100, said Victor Soubbotine, president SCAC. Its a real milestone for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Programme which is gaining pace having recently launched the full-scale certification phase. The first results of flight tests which are under way in Komsomolsk confirm designed characteristics and bring confidence that SSJ100 will be a perfect match to Kartikas fleet.>> Kartika Airlines, an Indonesian regional airline, will employ the aircraft in both its domestic and international networks. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2011.>> The agreement includes 15 firm orders and options for an additional 15 SSJ100/95B. The SSJ100/95B ordered accommodates 98 passengers in a single class configuration or 86 passengers in a dual class configuration (78 in economy and 8 in premium). The aircraft will be powered by two SaM146 engines.>> Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), a Sukhoi Holding company, was founded in 2000. Headquartered in Moscow, SCAC enjoys branches at its production sites in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Today SCAC employs over 2,000 people.>> At present, SCACs flagship project is the SSJ100 Program. The SSJ100 family is comprised of 78- and 98-seaters in basic (SSJ100/95B and SSJ100/75B) and long-range (SSJ100/95LR and SSJ100/75LR) configurations.