Sukhoi Supertjet 100, CityJet’s latest recruit, performed its first regular flight taking the Ireland team to Euro 16.
Ireland team manager, Martin O’ Neill, assistant manager, Roy Keane, 23 squad members and back up team were flown by CityJet, flight WX938, the Official Airline Partner of the Football Association of Ireland, to Paris Le Bourget Airport today.
Flight Dublin-Paris was the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 commercial flight in CityJet colors. The aircraft with tail number 95102 arrived from Venice in Dublin last Thursday and became one of three aircraft the airline welcomes to its fleet this year.
Pat Byrne, CityJet Executive Chairman:
“We were delighted to have the opportunity to come on board as official airline to the FAI in March and we look forward to working with the FAI as their ongoing partner following Euro16. CityJet is a pan-European airline with services across the continent, ranging from the Nordic regions down to Italy and a major operation in France, so it is wonderful working with the FAI at a time when the world of football focuses on Europe."
Ilya Tarasenko, President Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company:
“SSJ first flight in Europe was very special – flying the Ireland team, the hope of the nation, for Euro 16. Sports-related air transportation grows rapidly around the world and for Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company this sphere is a strategic one.”
On June 6, 2016 SCAC has entered into partnership agreement with the Russian Olympic Committee. One of the key lines of cooperation is development of SportJet concept by Sukhoi as the first aircraft at the market with custom-designed interior for transportation of professional sports teams. Cabin integrated technologies will be developed by SCAC team and R&D Innovation center involving sportspeople, medical professionals and team managers.
Munich, November 26, 2018 – Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said that JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company” and ADRIA Airways signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 15 SSJ100. «The delivery is to be started at the beginning of 2019. They will be handed over under a long-term lease arrangement. In addition, both Parties signed Memorandum of Understanding upon establishing an SSJ100 Maintenance and Repair Organization (MRO) at Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia)».
10 September 2018, Moscow – Aeroflot and the United Aircraft Corporation have signed an agreement for delivery to Aeroflot, the national carrier, of 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. The document was signed by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and UAC President Yury Slyusar during the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.