Russia Can Supply 100 Sukhoi Superjets to China and Southeast Asia States
Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has announced an agreementdeal on the establishment to promote the sales of Russian passenger plane Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) in the Chinese and Southeast Asian markets over the next three years.
The deal was signed within the framework of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow, which started on May 8. The consortium of investors is to include the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, the UAC, the Russian-Chinese Investment Fund, the Management Committee of the Xi'an District and the Chinese company New Century International Leasing. According to the agreement, the new structure is due to acquire up to 100 SSJ-100 aircraft worth about three billion dollars in the next three years.
The headquarters of the leasing company is planned to be located in the Russian-Chinese industrial park in the city of Xi'an of Shaanxi Province. The city administration pledged to contribute to the creation of the necessary infrastructure for receiving and maintaining SSJ100s. The UAC pointed out that the volume of the contract is "more than twice the total number of the aircraft, which have been delivered to the customers."