Sukhoi has won new commitments for 24 of its 100-seat Superjet 100 regional jet, with an order for 12 Superjet 100/95Bs with Italian carrier Blue Panorama Airlines and a letter of intent for 12 Superjet 100/95Bs from new Indonesian carrier PT Sky Aviation.

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A prerequisite for the aircraft’s entry into service, the certification by EASA (the aviation-safety authority responsible for certificating all aircraft managed in its member countries) covers the new equipment on the aircraft. Flight testing on the aircraft began in the summer of 2009.

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Sukhoi values the deal at US$650 million at list prices. The first deliveries to Interjet are scheduled for the second half of 2012. The deal sees Interjet become the 14th customer for the Superjet 100.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Caribbean Airlines has ordered nine ATR 72-600 turboprop regional airliners in a $200 million deal, becoming a new ATR customer and operator in the process.

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