Published On: Sat, Nov 4th, 2017

Russia to expand its aviation business in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — “The aircraft is currently undergoing tests, and we will be ready to supply the Mexican market with it starting from 2021,” Denis Manturov said Monday delivering a speech amid the session of the Russia-Mexico Trade and Industry Dialogue in the Mexico City.

Manturov added that Russia would also deliver eight Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) planes to Mexico’s Interjet airline during the year.

“We will additionally deliver eight more aircraft over the course of the year,” Minister told reporters.

​The MC-21 is a twin-engine short- and mid-range airliner with a capacity for 150-211 passengers. The plane was developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau and will be produced by the Irkut Corporation, both of which are subsidiaries of United Aircraft Corporation.

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​The SSJ100 is a twin-engine plane made by Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. It can transport up to 98 passengers and fly distances of up to 2,730 miles. The jet made its maiden flight in May 2008.

Mexico’s Interjet carrier is the second largest operator of the SSJ100 after Russia’s Aeroflot. Its fleet of 22 SSJ100 planes has been performing flights since 2013.

The president of the Management Board of the Mexican airline Interjet Miguel Aleman Velasco said earlier that the company was interested in purchasing the Russian MC-21 aircraft.

Source: https://sputniknews.com/

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