Moscow court dismisses Aeroflot claim to recover $10 mln from SSJ100 producer
MOSCOW, August 31 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has dismissed an Aeroflot claim seeking to recover 576 million rubles (about $10 million) from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, the manufacturer of Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), RIA news agency reports from the courtroom on Thursday.
The largest Russia’s airline has filed the lawsuit demanding to recover the amount of its losses suffered as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to comply with its obligations with regard to the delivery of 10 SSJ100 aircrafts under a contract made in June of 2011, where Sukhoi committed to assist Aeroflot to obtain governmental subsidies to compensate for lease payments for the planes.
According to Aeroflot, under the contract Sukhoi obliged to compensate any loss to arise in case the subsidies were not obtained.
In turn, a Sukhoi representative insisted that no subsidies were allocated for Aeroflot in the 2011 estimates; moreover, the airline was not eligible for compensation, since it did not make lease agreements in 2002 through 2010, what was a governmental requirement for provision of subsidies.
Moreover, the representative noted, at that time Sukhoi lacked clients and therefore offered its planes under their cost price.
Earlier, the Moscow Commercial Court has dismissed another Aeroflot claim to Sukhoi amounting to about 2.1 billion rubles ($36 million). The airline sought to recover the money under a 2005 contract for the delivery of 30 aircrafts.
According to Sukhoi, that decision had not been appealed and became final.