Russia to Hold Jakarta Road Show to Promote ‘All-New’ Civilian Sukhoi Jets

The Russian Embassy in Jakarta announced that it will hold on Wednesday an event to introduce “all-new civilian” aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100, which Indonesia has agreed to purchase in a $380 million deal last August.

The event will be part of a “road show” to promote the aircraft organized by the manufacturer, namely Russian company Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, in several countries in Central and Southeast Asia, according to a press statement on Tuesday from the Russian Embassy.

“During the event in Jakarta, the Russian jet SSJ-100 will conduct a demonstrational flight. Besides Indonesia, presentations of ‘Sukhoi Superjet 100’ are going to be held in Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam,” the statement said.

Representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation and leading Indonesian airlines are expected to attend the Wednesday event.

Sukhoi Superjet 100, according to the press statement, is able to carry 98 passengers, and is designed for operations at the range of 3,048 kilometers for the basic version and 4,578 kilometers for the long-range version, at the altitude of up to 12,200 meters.

It has obtained the type certificate from the Russian Certification Authority IACAR in January 2011 and a certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in February this year.

Indonesian airline Sky Aviation announced in August last year that it had signed a $380.4 million worth of deal with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to purchase 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes.