CityJet is landmark deal for Superjet
Regional airline CityJet has become the latest client for Sukhoi Superjet.
These 15 orders, to be delivered through 2016 and 2017, plus 10 options, are a big boost for the Superjet programme (for reference, this year 17 of the type will be built in total at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur factory, in Russia's Far East), but, most importantly, they are qualitatively significant.
Not only is this the first order coming from a European carrier, but the Irish airline plans to deploy the Russian-made jet primarily on what is, possibly, the most competitive markets in the continent: London.
Until now, and setting aside the Mexican Interjet, the Superjet had failed to obtain big orders from outside Russia, but this will be quite a good opportunity for Sukhoi to showcase its star aircraft.
CityJet will sit 98 passengers on its Superjets, five abreast and with a 32'' pitch.
Will see whether more Western airlines follow suit after these news.