Armavia’s First Sukhoy Superjet S-100 To Arrive In Armenia By End Of


September 9, 2009

YEREVAN, September 9. /ARKA/. The first civil aircraft Sukhoy Superjet
S-100 of Armavia air company is to arrive in Armenia by the end of
this year, deputy head of flights division of Armavia Sergey Khjaratyan
told journalists in Novosti international press center Tuesday.

The aircraft delivery has been postponed for many times for technical
and financial reasons, Kharatyan said.

The fuselage is completely ready, but engines are delayed due to
financial problems of the producer.

According to the preliminary deadlines, the aircraft will be
received on December 8 and will be taken over by the end of the year,
Kharatyan said.

Kharatyan pointed out that the company agreed about delivery of another
2 Superjet S-100 aircrafts; another 3 airplanes are "reserved" and
will be delivered if required.

According to a preliminary agreement, Sukhoy Superjet S-100 was
to arrive in Armenia in late August – early September to adapt to
mountainous climate conditions.

Armavia is to become one of the first air companies to buy two new
Sukoy Superjet S-100 airplanes.

Armavia air company is a member of International Air Transport
Association (IATA).

The company operates about 250 flights a month to countries of the
CIS, Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the company transported about
647,000 passengers. The aircraft flee t of the company contains two
A320, three A319, a Tu-134 and an Il-86.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 short-range aircraft developed by "Civil
Aircrafts of Sukhoy" together with Boeing, is for transportation of
98 passengers over a distance of up to 4,400 kilometers. The first
Superjet 100 was presented on September 26 2007 at the factory in
Komsomolk-on-Amur. There the airliner carried out its first flight
on May 19 2008.

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