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    Mexican Airline to Order Ten More Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 Planes

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    Mexican carrier Interjet decided to order ten more the Russia-designed Sukhoi Superjet-100 planes, according to Russia's ambassador to Mexico Eduard Malayan.

    MEXICO CITY, January 30 (Sputnik) — Mexican carrier Interjet has decided to order ten more Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet-100 planes, Russia's ambassador to Mexico Eduard Malayan said on Friday.

    "Mexico was one of the first to buy the Russia-designed SSJ-100 planes and has been actively using them for air-traffic operations," Malayan said, adding that Interjet had initially wanted to buy twenty SSJ-100 airliners.

    Interjet's board of directors reportedly approved the acquisition of more SSJ-100s back in December 2014. But the final decision was postponed until late January 2015, the company's CEO Jose Luis Garza Alvarez said on January 20.

    Superjet-100 is a short-haul passenger airliner, developed by Russia's Sukhoi Company. The plane made its maiden flight in 2008 and was made available for commercial use in 2011.

    Russia's flag-carrier Aeroflot operates the largest fleet of SSJ-100s. Apart from Russian and Mexican airlines, the plane is also used by Laotian and Indonesian airlines.

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