More Russian Airliner Realities

Following from the November 26 Monday Update, there have been ten more 100-seat Sukhoi SSJ airliners officially “stored.”

Interjet of Mexico now has 6 parked. Two smaller Russian airlines have put two each off on the storage ramp. These are pretty expensive assets to be just collecting dust.

The challenge these Russian airliners face is being able to have the tech and parts support they need. Same with the Chinese airliners being developed. In a very tight market, more “me-too” designs are not going to get much attention outside of captive airlines and a few others looking for airplane deals. Unfortunately, that’s going to be the case with the Russian MC-21 and the Chinese C919. Nothing new to see here, folks. Move along.

For mainline jet airliners, it’s game-set-match for Airbus and Boeing.