First Sukhoi Superjet 100 delivered to CityJet
Wednesday 25th May 2016

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and SuperJet International (a joint venture between Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company and Sukhoi Holding) celebrated the delivery of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to CityJet, which becomes the first European SSJ100 customer.

The Irish airline will lease 15 SSJ100 aircraft with an option for an additional 16. The deal is worth over 1 Billion USD, including option and after-sales services.

The ceremony was held in Venice (Italy) at the SuperJet International’s premises where the first SSJ100 in the CityJet livery was unveiled.

Dublin-based CityJet operates from several key airports in Europe, including London City Airport. The airline will receive three 3 aircraft in 2016, with the remainder from 2017 onwards. The SSJ 100 achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in 2012.

The CityJet aircraft is in the 98-seat configuration with an exclusive interior designed by Pininfarina, five abreast seating in a generous 32″ seat pitch combining with a wider seat and cabin height of over 2m.

SuperJet International will also provide CityJet with the technical support through a SuperCare agreement for 12 years. CityJet crews are being trained at the Training Center in Venice.

Boris Aleshin, chairman of Sukhoi, said: “Superjet 100 project scope and importance goes well beyond any major infrastructure program.

“It is the high-tech flagship of Russia-Italy cooperation, and it has a great potential to generate new industrial partnership deals between our two countries.”

Pat Byrne, executive chairman of CityJet, added: “The delivery of our first SSJ100 is an important milestone for CityJet as we begin our fleet renewal programme.

“This is a fantastic aircraft and we look forward to introducing our customers to its high levels of comfort and efficiency in the coming years.”


Written by: Anthony Pascoe

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