Interjet Presents its New Airplane, Superjet 100
OREANDA-NEWS. August 27, 2013. Miguel Aleman Magnani, Interjet’s CEO, presented the airline’s new aircraft, the SuperJet 100, which incorporates the latest technology of the European continent and which will be used to serve the medium-density routes in Mexico.
Aleman Magnani explained that this aircraft provides the highest standards of quality and comfort in the worldwide commercial aviation and that this is the first time that an aircraft of these characteristics will start operations in the Americas.
These new aircrafts, will boost Mexico’s competitiveness of tourism and business industries, and will join Interjet’s fleet to detonate the country’s economy and generate new jobs in the states where they land. Compared with other aircrafts that are used to serve domestic routes in Mexico, the Superjet 100 offers wider seats, higher height of the passenger and pilots cabin and more space for luggage inside.
In addition, the new equipment incorporates the latest technology available in Europe, as well as cameras and screens for on-board programming and an exclusive bathroom for women. The aircraft was manufactured in Europe and its development involved three companies: Russia’s Sukhoi Civil (SCAC), in partnership with Italy’s Alenia Aermacchi, and the prestigious Italian manufacturer Pininfarina, which was in charge of the designs.
This device is the most complete and equipped in the 100 seat aircraft segment and in order to meet the highest standards of the airline for its passengers comfort, Interjet chose the configuration of 93 seats.
The Interjet’s Superjet100 is the first Italo-Russian-French aircraft manufactured to meet the highest Western standards of air safety established by the civil aviation authorities of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC-AR), the National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The aero strength of the former Soviet Union was very important in the manufacturing of aircrafts, satellites and space missions. The Tupolev Company was the first in the world to design and produce a supersonic aircraft. Also, in 1957, the USSR, one of the stronger economic giants, put into space the first artificial satellite in history, Sputnik 1. The biggest plane currently flying in the world right now is the Russian-made “Antonov”. In the late 80s, this block accounted for 25 percent of the world’s civil aircraft production and 40 percent of the military aircraft production. The Russian-built Superjet 100 relies on the most advanced technology in global aviation.
The navigation system of the Superjet 100 was designed by the French company Thales Avionics. This system is also used by other companies in the industry, such as Airbus. The interior features were designed by the internationally recognized Italian company, Pininfarina.
The Superjet 100 was first introduced in the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the largest exhibition for the global aviation industry, this is the first time that a Mexican airline has participated by presenting an airplane for it’s fleet.
The Interjet’s operational efficiency and commitment to their clients in terms of comfort, made the airline to change the aircraft’s 108 seats original configuration to one of only 93 seats, with 34 inches (86 centimeters) of space between each row.
In the last month, Interjet opened nine regional routes that strengthen Mexico’s air connectivity and that depart from the Mexico City International Airport to Aguascalientes, Campeche, La Paz, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Minatitlan, Reynosa, Torreon and Zacatecas.
The airline’s expansion strategy has positioned it as the leading airline in the country. According to the last report of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Interjet has mobilized the highest number of passengers domestically and reached a 28 percent market share last June.