ANALYSIS: Supercharge sought for Superjet's dismal Asian presence

Russian and Chinese partners earlier this month signed a rather unexpected agreement to set up a new leasing company aimed at placing Sukhoi Superjet 100s in China and Southeast Asia.

The Russia-China leasing firm – to be based in Xixian, China – will over the next three years purchase up to 100 Superjets worth $3 billion. This is twice the total number of aircraft so far delivered to customers.