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Mexico buys 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft from Russia

Mexico has acquired 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft from Russia, Ruben Beltran, the Mexican ambassador to Russia, said on Friday.

“We see great prospects for cooperation with Russia in all areas. For example, Mexico has just bought 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft,” – Beltran said.

He did not disclose any details of the purchase.

The ambassador also said that the Mexican authorities had invested “a large sum” in an engineering factory in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk.

“We are also developing relations in the sector of food products, particularly in the production of corn flour in the Moscow region. The volume of trade with Russia is growing, we hope that we won’t stop here,” – the ambassador said.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100, is a modern fly-by-wire twin-engine regional jet with 8 (VIP)[8] to 108 (all Y) passenger seats.[9] 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-158, Embraer and Bombardier counterparts, the Superjet 100 claims substantially lower operating costs, at a lower purchase price of $35 million.

Last August, the company president Ilya Tarasenko told journalists that Sukhoi Civil Aircraft would start supplying SSJ100 jets to Iran if sanctions against the country are lifted.

“We are actively working with our Iranian partners; they have a very strong interest in buying our aircrafts. They have a very old fleet and well developed regional network of airports. So, when the sanctions are lifted against Iran, we will equip these aircraft,”

Mexico buys 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft from Russia

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