December 06, 2012
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) is poised to deliver Sky Aviation’s first Sukhoi Superjet by the end of December.
Sky Aviation, a privately-owned Indonesian carrier that will be the first to operate the aircraft in the Asia Pacific region, is conducting pre-delivery inspection of the aircraft in Ulyanovsk, Russia prior to delivery before the end of this month, SCAC says in a statement.
The Aviastar aircraft manufacturing plant, which is responsible for interior fit-outs for Superjets, is located in Ulyanovsk. The aircraft’s interior installation and painting of the livery was completed in late November, but the “finalization of all the formalities” needs to occur before final delivery can take place, says SCAC.
Sky Aviation’s owner and chairman, Yusof Ardhi, tells Aviation Week a delivery date has yet to be set, although he notes that flight crew have completed type rating training for the Superjet.
SCAC says eight Sky Aviation pilots have completed the type rating training. The company also says 18 Sky Aviation cabin attendants will complete training by the end of this month while 12 Sky Aviation mechanics are scheduled to finish their courses in January.
The Indonesian General Directorate of Civil Aviation last month validated the Superjet’s Russian type certificate.
Sky Aviation has 12 Superjet 100s on order.