2007-09-16 - Superjets ops VeniceSuperjet International starts operations in Venice
Gemeinschaftsfirma für Regionaljet nimmt Arbeit auf<br /> Alenia Aeronautica and Sukhoi announced the setting up of Superjet International, the new joint venture focused on worldwide after sales support and marketing and sales on western markets of the Superjet 100 regional aircraft family - the most advanced and environmental friendly regional jet aircraft available on the market.
The new company is owned for 51% by Alenia Aeronautica and for 49% by Sukhoi Company. Moreover, the first Superjet International Board of Director's meeting has appointed Amedeo Caporaletti as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Alessandro Franzoni as Chief Executive Officer. Headquartered in Venice, Superjet International will capitalise on Alenia Aeronautica's full-fledged infrastructure already available at its owned company Alenia Aeronavali's site in Venice. Moscow will be a home for the new joint venture's first branch and, later on, additional branches will appear in the most relevant markets.
Superjet International's mission is to promote and sell the Superjet 100 in Europe, Mediterranean area, North and South America, Africa, Oceania and Japan, as well as to customise the aircraft for the western customers and provide worldwide after sales. The company is also responsible for the design and development of VIP and cargo versions, based upon Superjet 100 family platform.