Mexican Airline to Operate First Russian Regional Jet in West

Jun 18, 2013 No Comments by

A ceremony scheduled for this morning in Le Bourget’s static park at the Paris Air Show marks delivery of the first example of a Sukhoi SSJ100 built to operate in the Western world to Mexican airline Interjet.

The airplane, marketed by SuperJet International–the Venice, Italy-based Western sales and worldwide support provider for the Sukhoi SSJ100–arrived here in Interjet colors on Saturday evening. It now occupies a prominent spot on the static display line, giving show goers a preview of what passengers will experience once service starts next month.

Still under Italian registration, the airplane must return to Venice for final delivery preparations before its ultimate ferry flight to Mexico. Plans call for delivery of Interjet’s second airplane, also undergoing final provisioning for delivery, to arrive a few days later. SuperJet expects to deliver both airplanes by the end of the month.

For the complete story by Gregory Polek of AINonline, click here.

Photo by AINonline

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