Tehran (ISNA) – Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has signed a contract with Iran for the sale of 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100 known as SSJ 100-95s.
According to the reports, the transaction was concluded during the recently ended 2017 MAKS Air Show at Ramenskoye.
Earlier this year, Russian minister of energy Alexander Novak said Iran would buy 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (Russian: Сухой Суперджет 100) is a modern fly-by-wire twin-engine regional jet with 8 (VIP) to 108 (all economy) passenger seats. With development initiated in 2000, the airliner was designed and spearheaded by Sukhoi, a division of the Russian civil aerospace company (UAC), in co-operation with several foreign partners. Its maiden flight was conducted on 19 May 2008. On 21 April 2011, the Superjet 100 undertook its first commercial passenger flight, on the Armavia route from Yerevan to Moscow.
Designed to compete internationally with its An-148, Embraer E-Jet and Bombardier CSeries counterparts, the Superjet 100 claims substantially lower operating costs, at a lower purchase price of $35 million.
The final assembly of the Superjet 100 is done by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association. Its SaM-146 engines are designed and produced by the French-Russian PowerJet joint venture and the aircraft is marketed internationally by the Italian-Russian SuperJet International joint venture.