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Regional Carrier Becomes First European Airline to Order Russian Sukhoi

Irish based regional airline CityJet has confirmed its order for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes, becoming the first european airline to purchase the new fly-by-wire aircraft. The $35 million airplane is one of four different variants of the type, differing by seat capacity and range. CityJet has opted for a five-abreast cabin seating its 98 passengers.The new arrivals, starting with the first four being delivered in 2016, will replace the airline's current 95-seat Avro RJ85 fleet. CityJet Executive Chairman Pat Byrne stated…