Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet has confirmed its willingness to negotiate an order for 10 additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jetliners, Yuri Slyusar, president of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), said following a meeting with the airline at MAKS 2017.
Interjet is the largest SSJ100 operator outside Russia with 22 of the type. It placed its initial order for 20 back in 2012, and firmed up the original option for 10 more in 2014. The last eight aircraft as part of that contract are to be delivered before the end of 2018, Slyusar said.
The new deal could include residual value guarantees, the UAC head explained. The mechanism was first applied to the contract with Irish LCC CityJet. There are plans to expand it to cover all export SSJ100 deals.
By Maxim Pyadushkin
Russian Aviation Insider
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