Jan 15, 2015, Moscow – Aeroflot and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) have signed an agreement on delivery of 20 latest Russian-built aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). The Letter of Intent was signed today by the Director General of Aeroflot Vitaliy Savelyev and SCAC Head of the Board of Directors Mikhail Pogosyan.
Aircraft will be purchased additionally to current firm contract for delivery of 30 aircraft of that type. Thus, by 2017 the fleet of the leading Russian airline would have 50 SSJ100 aircraft in total.
The majority of SSJ100 will be delivered in “Full” configuration with 87 passenger seats in a comfortable two-class configuration: there will be 12 seats in business and 75 seats in economy class.
The agreement marks the start of a totally new phase of cooperation between Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), of which SCAC is a part. The two companies shall coordinate their long-term strategic development plans giving a powerful impetus to Russian aircraft industry development.
As of the beginning of 2015 Aeroflot operates 16 SSJ100 aircraft. Thanks to these aircraft Aeroflot has an opportunity to pursue one of the key paths in the strategy of creating a global network air company and reinforce the leadership on a national air transport market. SSJ100 aircraft are becoming an important part of Aeroflot fleet, which is the world’s youngest fleet among the major air companies operating at least 100 aircraft.