Russian airline Gazpromavia ordered 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft for its regional routes in Russia, and announced the order at the MAKS Moscow Air Show. The order is worth $323 million at list prices. Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, commented “I’m sure that our aircraft will show its operational efficiency on the regional route network.”
With Russia having spend more than $9.5 billion in restructuring its aviation industry, this and other orders worth more than $1Billion in deals so far provided good news for Sukhoi and other Russian manufacturers. We expect to see additional sales for Superjet in the Russian market, despite the incursion by Bombardier with the CSeries order from Ilyushin Finance.
Prime Minister Putin indicated at MAKS that it is important for the Russian industry to increase cooperation and alliances with foreign manufacturers. Could Ilyshin Finance’s order indicate a desire for further cooperation with Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney, which also provides the PW1000G for the Irkut MS-21. Time will tell.