Report: Western sanctions make SSJ100 price uncompetitive Ц official
MOSCOW, Sep 9 (PRIME) -- The market price of RussiaТs Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is uncompetitive due to the Western sanctions as foreign suppliers refused to localize production of component parts and prices for foreign parts rose, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said in an interview to Rossiya 1 television channel broadcast on September 7.
УThey started to introduce sanctions, and suppliers started to raise prices for their products and refuse to localize assembly of parts in the Russian territory, like with the Sam-146 engine. They practically refused to make the СhotТ part in Russia. As of today, we have only solved the issue of full-cycle maintenance in Russia, which is an improvement, but these circumstances make this plane uncompetitive from the point of view of the price,Ф he said.
Russia has to work on imports substitution seriously in order to keep the aircraft on the market, he said.
Currently, airlines operate 138 SSJ100 planes. Previously, media reported that the last foreign airline that flies the planes Ц MexicoТs Interjet Ц was in a tough financial station so it tried to sell the planes.