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Alenia, Sukhoi finalize joint venture.(RegionalNews)

Superjet International, the new joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica and Sukhoi Holding focusing on worldwide after-sales support and marketing and sales of the Superjet 100 regional aircraft family in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Oceania and Japan, is targeting approximately 300 orders by 2010. The total includes an order for 10 placed by ItAli Airlines, the Western launch customer.

To date, 71 SSJs have been ordered plus 39 options. Sukhoi Chairman Viktor Subbotin said he will announce two new orders "in the next weeks" and stressed he is confident total firm orders will top 100 by year end. …

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