Russian company Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has signed an agreement with Thai air carrier Kom Airlines to deliver six Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) jets in the next two years, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade said in a statement on Thursday.
“During Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov’s working visit to the Kingdom of Thailand, a three-party agreement of intent was signed by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company, Thai Kom Airlines Company Limited, and repair and maintenance facility WishV,” the statement read.
Under the agreement, six SSJ100 jets, configured with 100 seats each, will be delivered to Thailand between 2019 and 2020. The jets are expected to carry out domestic flights, as well flights to the nearest international locations outside the country.
WishV is currently undergoing the approval process at the SSJ100-type jets’ repair and maintenance facility in Thailand.
The agreement of intent is expected to evolve into a fixed contract in the first half of 2019.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft President Alexander Rubtsov announced the agreement of intent on December 21, adding that a depot of spare parts for the aircraft could be created in the Asian region.
The Royal Thai Air Force currently has three VIP-version SSJ100 jets in its fleet.
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