First two Sukhoi Superjet 100s enter in service with Mexican airline Interjet
September 18, 2013 – Mexico City
The first two Sukhoi Superjet 100 operated by the Mexican airline Interjet successfully performed the first revenue flights on September 18, 2013.
The aircraft MSN 95023 (flight 3150) took off at approximately 7.37 (local time) from Mexico City airport (MEX) and landed at 8.54 a.m. at Torreon airport (TRC).
The second aircraft MSN 95024 (flight 3963) took off at about 7.50 a.m. (local time) from Mexico City airport (MEX) and landed at 8.52 a.m. at Aguascalientes (AGU) airport.
On the first day of their operations, the first two Interjet SSJ100s will perform (performed) 8 commercial flights each from Mexico City airport to other Mexican destinations as Campeche, Minatitlan, Zacatecas and Mazatlán.
“The SSJ100 is now flying also in the Americas. The entry in service with Interjet has opened the door to the Western market and the international aviation community has been carefully watching at this major step – states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International...
The SSJ100 entry into service was introduced by a successful flight training campaign in “high altitude environment” typical of Mexico, supported by a risk assessment evaluation. Training flights, which were accomplished in Toluca after the completion of the Type Rating courses at the Venice SJI training center, included 171 “touch & go” for roughly 35 flight hours confirming the aircraft’s high-quality performance. Up to date SuperJet International, which is also the SSJ100 worldwide training provider, has trained 44 Interjet pilots, including 5 Interjet instructors, along with 8 cabin attendants and almost
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|Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 1):|
Another interesting question, are the SSJs certified for use in the USA?
|Quoting debonair (Reply 7):|
Any routes ex CUN? Would love to catch the bird on my next beach holidays...
|Quoting AM777LR (Reply 6):|
I hope so! I would love to see it at SNA! Maybe they could start some new routes from SNA. Maybe TIJ-SNA? SJD-SNA? Maybe CUN-SNA with the A320?
|Quoting lollomz (Reply 3):|
The SSJ-100 is certified for the U.S.
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):|
But I know it is cerified under European JAR's and has a European airworthiness certificate. I do believe they also have an FAA type certificate as well.
|Quoting Aviaponcho (Reply 16):|
On a site that tracks SSJ flight, i've got 140 flight in 21 days for both and 9h20 of flight a day (very close to Ryan Air 2010 average flight utilization)
|Quoting ferpe (Reply 14):|
Interjet says two Superjet 100s it placed into domestic Mexican service last month are operating at 100% dispatch reliability.