Russia could supply about 100 short-haul passenger aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 to Iran, Vice-President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Vladislav Masalov said Feb. 16 at the Singapore Airshow 2016, TASS Russian news agency reported.
"We reviewed the potential market of Iranian airlines, according to various estimates, we can talk about 100 aircraft," Masalov said.
"We have set up a working group, because we are talking about wider contracts, not only for the supplies of aircraft, but the intention to localize production of components," he said. "Due to the lifting of sanctions, there are no formal restrictions on supplies, but since a number of components for aircraft are US-made, we must receive permission."
"For example, Airbus occupies a different segment," Masalov said, speaking about other aircraft manufacturers contacts with Tehran. "There are a lot of regional companies a lot, so the UAC hopes to secure a footing in the Iranian market."
A total of 64 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft are currently in service, according to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA) data. The largest aircraft operators are Aeroflot (26 airplanes), Mexico's Interjet (19) and Gazpromavia (10 jets of the long-range series). The SSJ-100 aircraft are produced in two versions: 75-seat and 95-seat jets (the number of seats may vary depending on the passenger cabin configuration).