The airline is confident that the accident is not due to a fault with the aircraft and they still plan to take delivery of their first Superjet 100 in October.
Sky Aviation general marketing manager Sutito Zainuddin said:
“The plan is we will receive two or three this year,” he said. “Our initial plan was to start operating the aircraft in September, but because of the accident, the delivery has been delayed.” The deal to buy the aircraft was signed at the International Aviation and Space Salon in Russia in August last year.
In the earlier accident, a Superjet 100 crashed into a dormant volcano near Jakarta on May 9 during a demonstration flight for potential buyers, killing all on board. Representatives of different Indonesian airlines, including Sky Aviation, perished in the flight.
The investigation in to the cause of the crash is expected to be completed by August.
Sky Aviation plans to purchase 12 Superjets by 2015. They currently fly a fleet of 10 Cirrus and Fokker planes and will also be buying a used Boeing 737-300.