"The UAC is hoping that the Sukhoi Superjet-100 [passenger plane] will be an attractive option in the local 70-100-seat jet segment for many Asian airlines. The company sets the task of getting a foothold in this market," the UAC said in statement citing the company's president, Yury Slyusar.
The company estimates South-East Asia market potential [without China] for the SSJ-100 at 100 planes.
Late last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the decision to provide additional capital of nearly $2 billion to UAC, a consolidation of several Russian aerospace and defense companies.
Sukhoi is a family of short-haul passenger jets made available for commercial exploitation in 2011 and popular among Mexican, Laotian and Indonesian airliners. Nepal's Bishwo Airways signed a deal in February to purchase a batch from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.