Venice, Italy, May 24 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 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 key airports in Europe, including London City Airport. The
airline will receive three aircraft in 2016 – two in June and one in October – with further aircraft
following from 2017. The SSJ 100 achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification
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 the Board of Directors Sukhoi Civil Aircraft
"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
"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”.
Ilya Tarasenko, President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft:
"The growth of our partnership with CityJet highlighted the demand for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 as
an excellent aircraft for both consumer and operators. The aircraft shows its benefits against the
competitors with outstanding characteristics of operational efficiency and reliability. We firmly
believe that the SSJ100 will help CityJet take their business strategy to new heights on the
competitive European aviation market”.
Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International:
"We are very proud because CityJet is a reputable operator in the heart of Europe. This
achievement highlights the development of the SSJ100 Program in Europe and in the international
scenario. We know that the new customers are closely following us, focusing on the high
advantages of the SSJ100 product and our robust and dependable technical support centralized in
* Backgrounds *
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100)
Sukhoi Superjet 100 - a new-generation regional jet designed, developed and produced for the
global market by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in partnership with LeonardoFinmeccanica.
The plane is created with the latest technology and provides a high level of
operational efficiency. SSJ100 is designed to carry passengers as short-haul and medium-haul
routes. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range
version. The first flight of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 was in 2008, the first aircraft delivered to the
customer in 2011. The total number of aircraft manufactured by May 2016 is 102. Today the
SSJ100 is certified by EASA, IAC AR, etc.
CityJet is an Irish regional airline, founded in 1993, based in Dublin and operates a network of
routes primarily from London City Airport in addition to wet lease services on behalf of European
airline customers and a significant level of charter operations. The airline employs 670 staff with
bases in Finland, France, Ireland, Sweden and the UK, The SSJ100 will join CityJet’s current fleet
of 18 Avro RJ85 and 8 Bombardier CRJ900s.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) was founded in 2000 to develop new. The main project of
the Company is Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The Company is responsible for development,
certification, production and marketing of Sukhoi Superjet 100. Headquartered in Moscow, the
Company has a production branch in the Russian Far East - in Komsomolsk-on-Amur city. The
shareholders of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company are Sukhoi Holding (a UAC Company) and the
Italian Leonardo-Finmeccanica Compnay since 2009.
SuperJet International, a joint venture between Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company and Sukhoi
Holding, is in charge of the marketing, sales, customization and delivery of the Sukhoi Superjet 100
regional jet in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Japan. The Company is also responsible
for training and worldwide after-sales support. SuperJet International’s assistance is provided
through SJI’s Customer Care Center (CCC), based in Venice (Italy), in "request-response" mode,
in close coordination with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.