Russia and Italy have agreed to supply Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft to Europe, as the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) reported in a statement posted on its website.
In Rome, the head of the Rosaviatsiya, Aleksandr Neradko, and head the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), Alessio Quaranta, signed the implementation timeline for a bilateral agreement on maintaining the airworthiness of the SSJ100 airliner.
“By signing the document, the Italians have recognized the certification system of aircraft manufactured in Russia and have agreed to export SSJ100 airliners to European customers,” the Russian transport authority said in the statement.
The Rosaviatsiya also said that the previous implementation timeline under an agreement signed between the ICAA and the Interagency Aviation Committee’s Aviation Register in 2013 was revoked.
The SSJ100 is an updated Russian new generation aircraft for passenger transportation designed to carry roughly 100 passenger seats.
The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft aviation company started the serial production of SSJ100 in 2011. There are now an estimated 105 aircraft flown by aviation companies with over 230,000 commercial flights completed. The SSJ100 airliners are part of the fleets of the Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline company, the Gazpromavia passenger and freight aviation company, the Azimuth airline company, and other Russian airlines. In addition, 28 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft were supplied to the Mexican InterJet aviation company, and six aircraft to the Irish CityJet airlines and one to Malta.