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Sukhoi bullish about delayed Superjet.(RegionalNews)(Brief article)

Sukhoi Holding CEO Mikhail Pogosyan is maintaining the initial forecast that the Superjet 100 will capture a 15%-17% share of the global 60/120-seat regional jet market over the next 20 years despite the industry downturn, entry into the market of Mitsubishi and China's AVIC and the news--confirmed by Sukhhoi in early July--that the jet is a year behind schedule, with delivery to launch customer Aeroflot delayed until the third quarter of 2009. "The arrival of two newcomers is an indication that this is a growing segment and confirms our strategy. The SSJ100 will offer 10% lower cash operating costs and 10% lower fuel burn compared to its closest competitor. …

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