SuperJet International – the joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company, and Sukhoi Holding –announced a purchase agreement for two Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ) aircraft plus two additional options, with Comlux The Aviation Group. With this order Comlux becomes the launching customer of SuperJet International for this new type of VIP aircraft. The deliveries of the two SBJ aircraft are planned for 2014. The order has an estimated value of $200 million, including options. Before the entry into service, the VIP cabin interior of the aircraft will be designed and outfitted by Comlux America, the completion center of the Comlux Group, based in Indianapolis USA. Comlux America is appointed as the first approved Sukhoi Business Jet completion Center.
Biden FAA leader nominee withdraws after “an onslaught of unfounded Republican attacks”
American President Joe Biden’s nominee for the role of leader of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Phillip Washington, has withdrawn his name owing to “an onslaught of unfounded Republican attacks which have focused on his service and experience, CNN reported. Though his announcement for the role was made last year, since then the