50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

RusJet to help market Sukhoi Business Jet

Download: Printable PDF Date: 16 Sep 2018 02:11 categories:
Publisher:
RusJet to help market Sukhoi Business Jet - Events / Festivals publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Russian Federation Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: Rusaviainsider

Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC) and RusJet Airlines have signed an agreement to jointly promote the Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ), the VIP version of the SSJ100 regional airliner.

Under the agreement, which was revealed at the RUBAE 2018 business aviation event in Moscow this week, the Russian operator will help SCAC with SBJ (known also as SSJ 100LR VIP) marketing and sales. RusJet chief executive Yaroslav Odintsev commented that his airline will be assisting the manufacturer in searching for potential customers “within a mutually beneficial partnership.” RusJet will also walk future customers through the entire acquisition process, providing assistance in matters such as the choice of cabin configurations and the hiring of crews etc.

Odintsev added that the carrier is willing to share its experience of operating the single SBJ which has been flying for RusJet since August 2015, clocking between 60 and 70 flight hours a month. The operator is planning to lease two more of the type from State Transport Leasing Corporation (GTLK), Odintsev revealed to ATO Show Observer, Russian Aviation Insider’s sister publication. The airline is looking to add the aircraft to its fleet in May or July 2019, he said, adding that RusJet will opt for a cabin configuration seating 19 passengers. Seats will be sold either individually or in bulk for corporate charter needs.

Today, apart from RusJet, the type is in operation with  Rossiya Special Flight Squad, Comlux KZ (on behalf of metallurgical corporation Kazakhmys), Kazakhstan’s border patrol and the Royal Thai Air Force. Currently, the collective fleet stands at 11 units. The target markets for the type are CIS countries, Middle East, south-east Asia and Africa. The aircraft, which SCAC believes occupies the niche between heavy business jets and VIP-versions of airliners such as ACJ and BBJ, is priced between US$45m and $49 million.

The agreement to jointly promote the Sukhoi Business Jet, the VIP version of the SSJ100 regional airlinerwas signed by Evgeny Andrachnikov (left), SCAC vice-president of sales, and RusJet chief executive Yaroslav Odintsev (Marina Lystseva)

Related event:
12
September
2018
Russian Federation, Moscow, Vnukovo-3 Airport.


Archived
2 years ago



Loading comments for RusJet to help market Sukhoi Business Jet...


Recommended

Call for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine - IATA AGM

The International Air Transport Association 76th Annual General Meeting unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders to travel. IATA is proposing&nb...

De Havilland Canada delivers Dash 8-400 to Biman Bangladesh Airlines

De Havilland Canada delivered the first of three new Dash 8-400 aircraft ordered by Biman Bangladesh Airlines and the aircraft is enroute to Bangladesh. The aircraft were ordered under a pur...

Leading the recovery in air travel in South Korea - Korean Air A220 fleet and Pratt & Whitney GTF engine

At Korean Air, the Airbus A220 aircraft and its Pratt & Whitney GTF engines are leading the recovery in air travel in South Korea, thanks to greater capacity and lower operatin...

New virtual format - EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series

EUROPEAN ROTORS launches the EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series with an industry panel involving executives from Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, Safran, EASA and European Helicopter Association. While p...