2 Nov 2009 15:44

SSJ-100 delivery to Armavia delayed

YEREVAN. Nov 2 (Interfax) - The delivery of Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft to the Armenian airline Armavia has been postponed, Armavia owner Mikhail Bagdasarov said while presenting the airline's new route to Bahrain.

"We have purchased two SSJ-100 jets. The delivery is delayed for certification reasons," he said.

It was planned initially to bring the jets to Armenia in December 2009.

Certification tests will be complete by the end of this year, and the deliveries will start. The first planes will be sent to Armavia and Aeroflot .

An experimental SSJ-100 has completed certification flights in the Armenian highlands.