The Sukhoi aircraft maker is holding talks with potential buyers to sell 150 new Sukhoi SuperJet-100 aircraft, the company general director said Thursday.
“We hope that this year most of these talks will turn into solid orders,” Mikhail Pogosyan, who is also first vice president of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), said.
Pogosyan said Sukhoi has 73 confirmed contracts.
Last year’s big surprise was when the Sukhoi Factory revealed its shiny new jetliner. It was a hit itself, but it stood in the spotlight especially due to the delay of both A380 and B787. Serial production of SuperJet-100 aircraft is scheduled for this year and the first customer will be Aeroflot itself, who announced that it would replace its old TU-134 fleet with the new Superjets.
I am wondering when Malev will announce its intention to purchase Sukhoi Superjets. They have just sold their CRJ-200 fleet and although they will not be replaced by bigger aircrafts, I would not be surprised if the Hungarian Airline owned by Mr Boris Abramovich ordered some of these.