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Mexico's Interjet orders 15 Sukhoi Superjets


Sukhoi Superjet 100.

VENICE, ITALY (BNS): Mexico's Interjet airline signed a contract Monday to buy 15 long range Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, with options for five more.

The new order is worth $650 million at list prices, although customers generally get significant discounts. The first deliveries are scheduled for the second half of 2012.

The announcement came from SuperJet International -- a joint venture of Russia's Sukhoi and Italy's Alenia Aeronautica -- which handles marketing, sales, customization and delivery of the Superjet 100 in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Japan.

The company currently has 170 firm orders for Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.

The Superjet 100 project is a family of medium-range passenger aircraft developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau in cooperation with major U.S. and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace, and Honeywell.

The aircraft is capable of carrying 75-95 passengers a distance of up to 4,500 kilometers.

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