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Sky Aviation Operated First Commercial Flight of Sukhoi Superjet 100

(PresseBox) (Moscow, ) On March 23, 2013 Sukhoi Superjet 100 with tail number PK-ECL of Indonesian airline Sky Aviation successfully performed its first domestic commercial flight from Makassar (formerly Ujung Pandang) to Sorong.

67 passengers were checked in to this flight while the distance between the cities was covered for about two hours.

On February 27, 2013 the first production Sukhoi Superjet 100 arrived to the airline's base airport - Halim Perdanakusuma in Indonesia: Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) hanged over SSJ100 with manufacture serial number 95026 to Indonesian airline Sky Aviation. On March 20 this year the airline transferred Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Jakarta to Makassar to prepare the aircraft to its first commercial flight to Sorong.

Mr Krisman Tarigan, Chief Executive Officer of Sky Aviation, said at the ceremony dedicated to SSJ100 arrival to Jakarta in February: "Our country is an archipelago comprising numerous islands. It is vitally important to provide a transport link between them. Short haul Sukhoi Superjet 100 is an excellent solution to solve this issue when other aircraft operated by these routes are unprofitable for Sky Aviation". He added: "Some airports in Indonesia have short runways implying certain restrictions for aircraft and again Sukhoi Superjet 100 will fit these peculiarities as it can land to runways which are less than 1800 meters. We are sure Sukhoi Superjet 100 will boost Sky Aviation revenues and passenger traffic".

In 2011 during the International Aviation and Space salon MAKS JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" (SCAC) and Indonesian carrier Sky Aviation signed contract for twelve SSJ100 with a delivery in 2012 - 2015. Configuration of the first three aircraft features 12 business and 75 economy seats while the rest according to the customer preferences will be delivered in 8 business and 90 economy seats configuration.

The next delivery of Sukhoi Superjet 100 to Sky Aviation is expected in the second quarter of 2013.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (CJSC)

The SSJ100 is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. The Company's shareholders are the Sukhoi Holding owing 75% - 1 share and the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects. SCAC is in charge of the aircraft production. The company is also responsible for SSJ100 sales in Russia, the CIS, China, India, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Moscow, SCAC has several production branches seated in Russian cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the Company's major project.