05:50 GMT25 January 2021
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    Egypt is interested in purchasing Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft for its national carrier, Egypt Air, Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Hossam Kamal said Monday.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to Kamal, on Tuesday a presentation of the SSJ100, at which “all the Egyptian experts in the sphere of aviation will be present,” will take place in Cairo.

    SSJ100 for Interjet
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    SSJ100 for Interjet

    “This is a modern aircraft with the international level technologies, it has all the respective certificates from the European Union. We are seriously considering purchasing planes of this class for the Egyptian national airline,” the minister told RIA Novosti.

    The Egyptian Minister said that the national carrier needs regional planes with ranges of some 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) to service flights within the Middle East region.

    He said, however, that it is yet too early to discuss the price of the SSJ100.

    “We need to examine this plane first and if we are sure that it suits us — then we will proceed to discussing the price,” Kamal said.

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