On February 20, 2015 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company delivered the eighteenth Sukhoi Superjet 100 to Aeroflot. The aircraft with the tail number RA – 89047 was named after the pilot of World War II and Hero of the Soviet Union – Alexander Gruzdin.
Earlier, on February 19, 2015, seventeenth SSJ100 was also delivered to the airline. The aircraft operated a ferry flight from the Delivery Center of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company to its base site in Sheremetyevo International Airport.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 for the Russian national carrier features 87 seats in a two-class configuration.
Since the entry into service of the first Aeroflot SSJ100 the airline has operated more than 40 000 hours by this type of aircraft. Currently the airline carries out flights on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to the cities in Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Montenegro, Greece, Finland, Norway, Croatia, Romania, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine.