Russian Aircraft Manufacturer To Supply Seven Planes To Kazakh Airline

July 15--Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Kazakh BEK AIR airline signed an agreement on delivery of seven Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircrafts, the Russian company reported on July 14.

The agreement was signed during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 in the UK.

Long-range Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircrafts are planned for delivery in full economy configuration with the capacity to carry 103 passengers. Three aircraft will be supplied in 2015 and four in 2016.

"This document opens new prospects on the aviation operations market for SSJ100 aircraft within the Eurasian Economic Union, which was founded according to agreement signed by the Heads of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia in Astana in May 2014," the company said.

BEK AIR is currently flying along 14 national routes in Kazakhstan carrying up to 500,000 passengers annually. In the future, the airline expects to expand its route network in Kazakhstan, launch new routes to Russia, Asia and the Middle East.

Sukhoi is Russia's major aircraft holding company, employing more than 26,000 people. 100 percent of the stock of the Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company belongs to the United Aircraft Corporation. The company supports a complete cycle of work in aircraft engineering: from front-end engineering to comprehensive after-sales support. The company is Russia's major manufacturer of export aircraft, placed 3rd in the world in terms of the numbers of modern fighters produced.

Edited by C.N.

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