Indonesia Certifies Superjet SSJ100

 - November 22, 2012, 1:18 PM

Indonesia’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation has awarded a type certificate to Sukhoi’s Superjet 100 airliner. The approval clears the way for the Russian airframer to start deliveries of the SSJ100 to Indonesian carrier Sky Aviation, which is the new narrowbody’s first customer in Southeast Asia. The first of 12 SSJ100s ordered by Sky Aviation is due to be delivered by year-end with the rest to follow through 2015. The twinjet has already been certificated by Russian, European and Mexican aviation authorities.

Meanwhile, Indonesian officials are still working on their investigation into the May 2012 accident in which an SSJ100 crashed in mountainous terrain 20 minutes after taking off from the capital Jakarta.