SuperJet International Poised for Mexican Operations
The 1:20 scale model of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 at the jointly occupied SuperJet International-Powerjet stand at the RAA annual convention in Montreal sports the colors of Mexico’s Interjet for good reason: The Mexico City-based airline expects to take delivery of its first SSJ100 by the end of this month.
A regular exhibitor and high-profile participant in RAA Conventions for the past several years, SuperJet International–the Venice, Italy-based Western sales and support apparatus for the SSJ100–promises to play a “core” role in Interjet’s planned expansion in Mexico and the surrounding region.
Along with its initial order for 15 of the airplanes and subsequent option conversion on another five, Interjet signed on for SuperJet International’s SuperCare “per-flight-hour” aftersales program, supported by a new parts warehouse for the Americas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As part of the deal with Interjet, SuperJet has agreed to offer on-site technical support in Mexico with a dedicated engineering team during what the company calls the entry-into-service period and a permanent field service representative on site for three years.