Berlin, October 13, 2015
CityJet, the Irish European regional airline, today announced at the ERA (European Regional Aviation) General Assembly in Berlin that it has selected the 98-seat Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) powered by SaM146 engines by PowerJet for its fleet renewal and network development programme.
A preliminary agreement has been signed between Cityjet and Superjet International for 15 firm aircraft plus ten options.
The first deliveries are scheduled for the first quarter of 2016. 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.
Cityjet will use the SSJ100 as the replacement for its fleet of Avro RJ85 which is operates across Europe, including London City Airport. The SSJ100 will achieve the necessary certification for London City operations by the end of 2016.
“We are delighted that Cityjet and Superjet International reached an agreement. Our teams are already focused to prepare the entry into service of the aircraft. We are confident that our SaM146 engines will meet Cityjet’s expectations” said Marc Sorel, new Chairman and CEO of PowerJet.
After more than 4 years of revenue service with the SSJ100, the SaM146 engine revealed remarkable operational results and outstanding safety performance with an engine dispatch reliability of more than 99,9%. It also demonstrates a great ability to adapt in all types of terrain and conditions.
PowerJet, created in July 2004, is a 50/50 joint company of Snecma (Safran), France and NPO Saturn, Russia. It manages the SaM146 program, including development, production, marketing, sales, support and MRO services. The SaM146 engine was selected by Sukhoi in April 2003 to power the new Superjet 100 regional jet.----------------------------------------------------
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