Several months ago, GNFI wrote about Indonesia’s Kartika Airlines order of 15 units of Superjet 100, a highly-praised Russian commercial jet which amazed thousands of visitors at Le Bourget Airshow in France. Kartika Airlines has tentatively agreed to become the Asian launch customer for the Superjet 100, with a potential order for up to 30 units of the type.

Sukhoi‘s civil aircraft division says the Jakarta-based carrier has signed a heads of agreement for 15 firm Superjets plus 15 options. Deliveries of the PowerJet SaM146-powered regional aircraft will begin in 2011. Kartika currently operates a small fleet of Boeing 737-200 aircraft on domestic and regional routes. Sukhoi says the agreement with the carrier is worth $448 million at list prices. I just got this from Youtube, that Italian interior design house, PininFarina was assigned to design the Superjet 100’s interior for its customers. See the video, you’ll like it. I like the music too. And for sure, I CAN’T WAIT TO BE ONBOARD!

Clip Credit: MarcusMurrey