Sukhoi Civil Aircraft launched the SportJet, a plane specifically designed and built to transport sports teams around the world. New plane enables athletes to recover fully from their previous game and prepare psychologically and physiologically for the next one. The SportJet is the third aircraft in Sukhoi’s line-up, which currently features a commercial airliner and business jet variant of the SJ100.
“The SportJet is a sweet piece of our overall sales strategy,” said Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s senior vice president of commerce, Evgeny Andrachnikov, at the show. “There is nothing else like it on the market today and the potential demand is huge,” adds Andrachnikov, pointing to the $1 billion value of the global sport air transportation market.
The SportJet is divided into four zones. The first area is for the main team and is equipped with “smart seats” – so called because they have exceptional levels of comfort and come equipped with medical gadgetry monitor the athlete during the flight.
The second area is a recovery/medical zone featuring a physiotherapy table and treadmill, while the third zone is for the coaches and the fourth for supporting personnel and administration staff.
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