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Russia to present Sikhoi SuperJet-100 at Le Bourget air show

world Updated: Jun 15, 2009 16:37 IST
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Russia will showcase on Monday its latest passenger plane Sukhoi SuperJet-100 for the first time at the 48th international aerospace show 'Paris Air Show-2009' in Le Bourget, Paris' neighbourhood.

"This year the Le Bourget air show celebrates its centenary and will be the first event in a vast program of official functions during the Year of the Russian Federation in France and the Year of France in the Russian Federation (2010)," the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation's press service stated.

"The first demonstration flight of the Sukhoi SuperJet-100 airliner will be the highlight of the exhibition, as the SuperJet-100 is the only new passenger plane to be shown in action during demonstration flights," an official in the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company said.

The Sukhoi SuperJet-100 family consists of two types of aircraft -- basic and increased flying ranges -- with carrying capacity of 75 and 95 passengers, respectively.

The Russian delegation will be led by First Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin, Roskosmos chief Anatoly Perminov and Rosoboronexport chief Anatoly.

The Paris Air Show-2009 will be held until June 21.