This week Mexico’s Interjet of its fifth SSJ. SuperJet is upbeat: “We are confirming what we promised, implementing the certification and delivery’s process in order to meet our customer’s needs – stated Nazario Cauceglia, CEO – We are very pleased to work with Interjet’s team and provide the airline with our first-class aircraft along with the best after-sales support. I believe this fifth delivery deepens our collaborative relationship with Interjet”.
Starting from the EIS September 18, 2013, the first four Interjet SSJ100s have showed an outstanding performance with over 99% dispatch reliability and an average daily utilization of 9 flight hours. So far the aircraft in service accumulated over 2,500 flight hours to seven Mexican destinations (Mexico City, Torreon, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Minatitlan, Zacatecas and Mazatlan).
Even as Interjet and SuperJet celebrate, things are not all hunky dory. The Moscow Times reports that as Aeroflot took delivery of its sixth SSJ, Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee is not pleased with the aircraft. The issues were not specified, but its this sort of news that causes confidence to waver. Even as we hear the Interjet is very pleased with their aircraft. Topping off the SSJ concerns in Russia, the link also notes trouble with the TU-204.