The business jet version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 will be in a different configuration – the number of seats and availability of sleeping places.
DUBAI, 8 Nov.Prime. Adaptation of under Western customers the business version of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Sukhoi Business Jet will be undertaken at the site of SuperJet International, a joint venture by Sukhoi company and Italian Alenia-Finmeccanica, said senior Vice-President of the “Civil planes Dry” (GSS) Eugene Andrachnikov.
“We took a joint decision that would bring developing “green” (the plane without interior and paint in the colors of the airline — edited) version to a business jet exactly at the Venice site for our foreign clients, said Andrachnikov. In Venice we want to do four, maybe five different options, to certify them, and they will be offered to customers”.
He said that the aircraft will be in a different configuration — the number of seats, availability of bed and so on, “but they should be standardized to optimize the costs of development and production”.
The joint venture SuperJet International was founded in July 2007 with headquarters in Venice (Italy). Responsible for customization (mostly for Western customers) and sales of the SSJ100 aircraft, and for training of crews and global after-sales service.
Today, according to the GSS, operated 57 aircraft SSJ100. The largest operators are Aeroflot (liner 21), Interjet (16), “Gazpromavia” (10 aircraft in the version with increased flight range). At the moment operated one aircraft in the business version, which is used in the transportation of representatives of state bodies, under the flag airlines “Rusjet”.