United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is negotiating deliveries of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ 100) to Egyptian flag carrier Egypt Air, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the official representative of the company and a source from the Russian delegation.
“Two SSJ 100 aircraft arrived in Cairo in order to take part in a presentation: one of them (business version) transported the leaders of Russian delegation to Cairo in order to participate in Russian-Egyptian business forum. The second one in “75th anniversary of Sukhoi Design Bureau” livery arrived in Cairo to participate in the demonstration,” official representative of UAC said.
The source from the Russian delegation noted that the Russian party is negotiating with Egypt Air. At the same time he didn’t specify the number of jets that may be delivered to the carrier and added that today the airline is successfully operating Embraer aircraft having similar capacity.
Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft is manufactured by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC); its shareholders are Sukhoi Holding Company and Alenia Aermacchi. The company was established in 2000 in order to develop new aircraft. A total of 99 Sukhoi SuperJet 100 airliners have been manufactured so far. The first jet of the type was delivered to a customer in 2011. At present 44 SSJ 100 liners are being operated. The list price of each jet is around $36 million.