The Sukhoi Superjet was planned to be different. Unlike many other Russian aircraft, it would be a success on the world market rather than only nationally, Sukhoi hoped, initially helped by a sales and marketing joint venture with Italy’s Leonardo. But now that that deal has ended, the aircraft is becoming Russia-focused again, mainly for reasons that have prevented previous models from succeeding: dispatch reliability and availability of spare parts. Interjet, the aircraft’s ...


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