Gazprom komplektatsiya and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company sign Agreement of Intent for 10 Sukhoi Superjets
Today at the Farnborough International Airshow (United Kingdom) Igor Fyodorov, Member of the Gazprom Management Committee, Director General of Gazprom komplektatsiya and Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company signed the Agreement of Intent for the delivery of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 LR (SSJ 100) aircraft for Gazprom avia Aviation Company.
New aircraft are purchased in pursuance of the objective to upgrade Gazprom avia’s aircraft fleet. The SSJ 100 aircraft are to be delivered between 2012 and 2015.
Gazprom komplektatsiya is a centralized supplier of Gazprom’s subsidiaries. The company’s primary objective is to ensure timely and complete procurement of high-quality materials and equipment to Gazprom and its subsidiaries. Gazprom komplektatsiya is responsible for more than 80 per cent of the materials and equipment required by Gazprom.
Established on March 22, 1995 Gazprom avia Aviation Company is a fully-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.
Gazprom avia is focused on transportation of shift teams from European Russia to Western Siberia and the Far North being the key regions of gas production, transmission and processing, as well as on gas pipelines monitoring.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) was set up in 2000 to create new models of civil aircraft. The company’s shareholding is split between Sukhoi Company (75 per cent minus one share) and Italian Alenia Aeronautica (25 per cent plus one share).
SCAC’s major project is targeted at creating Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, a family of Russian regional jets. On October 24, 2008 after successful completion of factory-based flight testing, the aircraft joined the flight certification campaign.
Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 LR is designed to carry 95 passengers up to 4,420 kilometers. Its length equals 29.94 meters, height – 10.28 meters and wingspan – 27.8 meters.