Fleet Notes: Sukhoi SuperJet Not So Super

Interjet, Mexican airline flying the Russian Sukhoi RRJ95B, has put one of their fleet of 22 into storage, and has officially scrapped two others that had been being  used as parts-bins.

The 100-seat Russian-built aircraft, even with the design participation of a range of suppliers such as Boeing, Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell, has been unable to penetrate any meaningful part of the global aviation marketplace. Reportedly, parts and tech support has been a problem for Mexican carrier Interjet.

The image of the airplane wasn’t helped when one of them flew into a mountain on a demonstration flight in Indonesia in 2012.