SuperJet International: M.o.U with Aeroplex for MRO Services on SSJ100 fleet

Dépèche transmise le 19 août 2009 par Business Wire

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SuperJet International announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Budapest, Hungary, based Aeroplex for MRO services to support Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft.

According to this agreement, Aeroplex will join SuperJet International’s MRO network of Authorized Service Centers to provide SSJ100 operators with heavy airframe maintenance, unscheduled maintenance services, line and base maintenance and will have field teams to provide off-site support.

“This is a further step ahead in SJI strategy aimed at providing SSJ100 operators with the best maintenance services” – said Giovanni Simonetti, Senior Vice President of Customers Services for SuperJet International – “The strategic location of Budapest - Aeroplex facility will provide a boost to SSJ100 Customers maintenance opportunities in both Europe and Russia/CIS regions.”

“The agreement is of particular interest for Aeroplex” – said Viktor Hajsó, Managing Director for Aeroplex – “We look forward to working with SuperJet International and all the SSJ100 operators offering the best level of support including a wide bouquet of services ranging from AOG recoveries to heavy airframe checks with full 24/7 availability.”

About Aeroplex:

Aeroplex of Central Europe Aircraft Technology Center, based in Budapest Ferihegy International Airport, is the subsidiary of MALEV Hungarian Airlines. It was established in 1992 to perform services in aircraft maintenance. As a PART-145 maintenance organisation, Aeroplex specialises in the heavy airframe overhaul, repair and maintenance services of Boeing 767, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 family, Fokker 70 and 100 aircrafts. During 17 years we provided more than 1000 C-checks to more than 300 partners.

In 2007 Aeroplex opened a branch office in Moscow, Domodedovo Airport and is planning to establish further line and base maintenance stations in Russia in the near future.

Customers of the company enjoy high-quality, personalised service delivered by nearly 800 highly skilled employees.

For further information please visit our website: www.aeroplex.com

About SuperJet International:

SuperJet International, based in Venice, Italy, is a joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%). It is in charge of marketing, sales, customization and delivery of the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 regional jet in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Japan, as well as of worldwide aftersale support.

SuperJet International is also responsible for the design and development of VIP and cargo variants.

A SuperJet International branch is already active in Moscow, together with sales offices in Toulouse, France and Washington, DC, USA.

About Sukhoi SuperJet 100

Designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 family is comprised of 78- and 98-seaters in basic (SSJ100/95B and SSJ100/75B) and long-range (SSJ100/95LR and SSJ100/75LR) configuration. The SSJ100 is the most advanced and environmentally friendly new generation regional jet. Superior technical and operational characteristics make SSJ100 a fully marketable and competitive product – cost-effective, easy to operate and maintain. SSJ100 is a conceptually new platform designed specifically for a 100-seat segment offering the most efficient combination of regional efficiency with mainline capabilities.

The first SSJ100 was rolled out from SCAC’s final assembly shop at Komsomolsk-on Amur on September 26, 2007. First flight was successfully accomplished last May 19, 2008.

With three aircraft in the air since July 25, 2009, the programme has scored about 300 flights spending 800 hours in the sky.

The certification plan calls for Russia civil certification by November 2009, followed by EASA certification in 2010 and FAA certification thereafter.

Business Wire

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