CityJet, the Irish European regional airline, on May 24, 2016 took delivery in Italy of its first Superjet SSJ100 aircraft.
CityJet becomes the first European airline to operate the Superjet SSJ100. CityJet will lease 15 Superjet SSJ100 aircraft with an option for an additional 16.
SuperJet International is a joint venture between Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Finmeccanica Company of Italy. The ceremony was held in Venice at the SuperJet International’s premises where the first two Superjet SSJ100s in the CityJet livery were unveiled.
Dublin-based CityJet operates from key airports in Europe, including London City Airport. The airline expects take delivery of three aircraft in 2016, with the remainder from 2017 onwards. The inaugural aircraft unveiled today is expected to be delivered to Dublin early in June with the second arriving in mid-June. The Superjet 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.
Photo: Sukhoi. Superjet 100 EI-FWA (msn 95102) is the first to be delivered.
CityJet (Dublin) made the following announcement today:
CityJet, the Irish European regional airline, today announced that it has agreed to take delivery of 15 Superjet SSJ100 passenger aircraft from Superjet International, commencing next year.
Superjet International (SJI) is a joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi, part of the Finmeccanica Group of Italy and the Russian Sukhoi corporation.
CityJet Executive Chairman Pat Byrne said: “We are very excited to be the very first airline in Europe to order this ‘’game-changing’’ aircraft that delivers a level of comfort, plush interior design and cabin capacity that is far superior to all of its competitors. This is a very versatile new generation jet which will fulfil our requirements with a capability to operate at smaller airports such as our hub at London City Airport and offer significant advantages in fuel efficiency, emissions ratings and noise reduction.”
The Executive Chairman added: “We intend introducing the SSJ100 on charter activity in 2016 and will place it on our London City route network in 2017. We believe our customers will love this jet,” he added.
The SSJ 100 seats 98 passengers and is the first aircraft in its class to offer five abreast seating in a generous 32” seat pitch. Combined with a wider seat and a cabin height of over 2m, the SSJ100 offers more cabin and overhead bin space than competitors. The SSJ100 utilises the latest in design and flight technology from key manufacturers such as Snecma (engines) and Thales (avionics) from France and Goodrich (wheels) and Honeywell (auxiliary power unit) from the USA. The interior benefits from the Italian design house of Pininfarina. The aircraft achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in February 2012.
CityJet has agreed to take four aircraft in 2016 with the delivery of an additional 11 throughout 2017. The airline has also taken options on an additional ten aircraft.
Yakutia Airlines (Yakutsk) as signed a contract for the purchase of three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100s. Sukhoi issued this statement:
On June 15, 2015 at the International Paris Air Show 2015 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Yakutia Airlines signed a contract for the delivery of three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft starting from 2017.
The contract envisages delivery of the SSJ100 Long Range version with 93 seats: 8 seats for business class and 85 for economy.
The Execution of this contract follows to the successful cooperation of SCAC and Yakutia, which has been operating two SSJ100s through domestic and international routes since early 2013.
Since the beginning of operations in Yakutia Airlines, the two Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft have reached more than 8.000 flight hours. Now the SSJ100s operated by Yakutia, might be seen in the airports of more than 15 cities worldwide, and this number is continuously increasing. The airline uses this aircraft to perform flights to the Far East, Siberia, Ural, South of Russia and also to China, Japan and South Korea.
Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89012 (msn 95020) prepares to land in Seoul (Incheon).
Red Wings Airlines (Moscow-Vnukovo) as planned, took delivery of its first Superjet 100 this month. On January 19 the company accepted the pictured former Moskovia Airlines Superjet 100-95B registered as RA-89021 (msn 95021). The new type is being leased from Sukhoi and two more copies will follow.
Red Wings Airlines (Moscow) has announced it has opened the sale of tickets for the Moscow-Grozny route. Flights will be operated from January 2 to March 28, 2015 with newly acquired Sukhoi Superjet 100s.
Red Wings Airlines selected the Sukhoi Superjet 100 on October 8, 2014 and signed a contract to lease the three Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft from Sukhoi.
The aircraft will be handed over to the airline before the end of the 2014 season. Red Wings plans to fly the Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Moscow also to Ufa, Sochi, Chelyabinsk and Makhachkala.
According to ch-aviation Red Wings is to take delivery of the former Moskovia Airlines aircraft starting this month. RA-89001 (msn 95008) and RA-89021 (msn 95021) (above) are scheduled to arrive on or after December 22 with RA-89002 (msn 95002) set to follow in March 2015 according to ch-aviation.
Interjet (Mexico City) will introduce the new Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B on the Merida-Miami route starting in mid October pending aircraft deliveries.
In other news, the company will start Monterrey-Houston service on October 23, with two daily flights Monday through Friday, and one daily flight on Saturdays and Sundays.
The company describes its business model:
Through its hybrid business model (Low Cost Carrier – LLC) based on a strategy of combining higher quality service with efficient business practices, Interjet offers a superior product- making it the first airline in Mexico to achieve high quality service at an affordable price. This effective business strategy allows Interjet to satisfy the needs and requirements of diverse population sectors, and expands coverage to business and leisure market. For customer convenience, Interjet ́s aircraft include a variety of useful amenities. Many of its airplanes are equipped to broadcast live take-off and landing video. With a capacity of 150 passengers each, Interjet’s Airbus 320 offers a superior coach class service with more legroom than any other Mexican airline.
As of January 2011, Interjet inaugurated its Training and Development Center for Pilots (Centro de Capacitación y Adiestramiento para pilotos – CAA), featuring an Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator (FSS) at Zero Flight Time (ZFT), level D, making it the most advanced training center in Mexico. The CAA meets the certification requirements of Mexico ́s DGCA, U.S. FAA and the European EASA.
Interjet is the first airline in Mexico and Latin America to implement the use of biofuels on its commercial flights. Biofuels have the potential to reduce up to 80% of CO2 emissions. Made from oils extracted from the seed of the Jatropha Curcas (a native Mexican plant), it is transformed into Synthetic Paraffinic Biokerosene (Bio-KPS). The biofuel is made of a combination 27% Bio-KPS and 73% traditional jet-fuel.
Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-97010 (msn 95045) was on display at the Farnborough Airshow (FAB).