At Farnborough International Airshow 2016, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft introduce the concept of a new aircraft designed to fly professional sports teams, SportJet by Sukhoi. The airliner is scheduled for release and certification in 2018.
SportJet by Sukhoi will be the third product in the range of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft alongside the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and Sukhoi Business Jet concepts, expanding the product markets and promotion opportunities. According to the experts at Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, sports air transportation market now exceeds USD 600 million per year.
The concept is based on the expertise and technology of Sukhoi Superjet 100, enhanced by innovative medical and IT solutions developed in cooperation with sports physicians, experts and managers. It creates a home field advantage in the air, allowing athletes to rest and recover.
SportJet by Sukhoi is based on scientific and practical research in the field of sports, such as the impact of flights, jet lag, hypoxia, dehydration, stress on the body and aerophobia that affect professional athletes from various sports.
Among the potential customers SportJet by Sukhoi are national sports federations, professional sports clubs, individuals and businesses. SportJet by Sukhoi will provide custom aircraft versions for professional teams in such sports as football, hockey, basketball and rugby, as well as a solution for customers from business aviation, emphasizing its ties with the sport and paying particular attention to health issues. The aircraft is easily customisable based on the client’s needs.