The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) announced on November 7 in Rome that the Sukhoi Superjet 100 passed Implementation Procedures for the Russia-Italy Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement. 

This agreement amends the existing procedure of 2013 and confirms acceptance of SSJ100 aircraft exported into Italy with an “Export Certificate of Airworthiness” issued by FATA in accordance with current Russian Regulation and in compliance with the European Requirements and type design. 

Stefano Marazzani, CEO of SuperJet International expressed his gratitude towards both the Aviation Authorities ENAC and FATA for the achieved result. The certification facilitates the aircraft’s export and sales and will help the company promote the SSJ100 across Europe and worldwide.  

As of October 2017, there are 105 SSJ100 aircraft in service worldwide and which have performed more than 340,000 flight hours in 230,000 commercial flights. The aircraft is operated by Russian airlines Aeroflot, Gazpromavia, IrAero and Azimuth as well as foreign customers: Interjet (Mexico), CityJet (Ireland) and the Royal Thai Air Force (Thailand).