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20-Jul-2010 9:51 AM

Farnborough: Kartika Airlines signs agreement with Sukhoi for 30 Superjet 100s

Kartika Airlines and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company signed an USD951 million agreement covering the delivery of 30 Superjet 100 aircraft between 2012 and 2015 (Reuters/RIA Novosti/Irish Sun, 19-Jul-2010). Kartika Airlines CEO, Kim J Mulia, stated the aircraft would help fill a "regional niche" in the Indonesian market, with the aircraft to open opportunities for new routes and effective operation on point-to-point medium-haul routes with optimal passenger traffic. Meanwhile, Kartika Airlines and PowerJet, a JV between Snecma (Safran Group) and NPO Saturn, signed (19-Jul-2010) a SaM146 customer support agreement, following the order. With this agreement, the Indonesian carrier becomes the launch customer for the new regional aircraft in Southeast Asia. [more]