SuperJet International – a joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica (a Finmeccanica company) and Sukhoi Holding – and the US leasing company Willis Lease Finance Corporation signed today a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 6 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft plus 4 options, for an estimated value up to US $300m. This is a great coup by SuperJet – making its first sale to a US company.
The SuperJet offers a product in the 100 seat segment and is very competitively priced. At the recent RAA conference in Milwaukee we had a chance to speak with the company’s VP Business Development John Buckley – which can watch here.
This is an important win for SuperJet and speaks to the compelling deal they are able to put together and break into a ever more competitive market.