AEROFLOT TAKES DELIVERY OF 30th SUKHOI SUPERJET 100
Russian Airlines (PJSC Aeroflot) and JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) has declared of performance of the contract for delivery of thirty Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). Ceremony of signing of the contract and delivery and acceptance certificate of the final aircraft took place in Zhukovsky (Moscow Region).
Aeroflot’s thirtieth SSJ100 with the tail number RA-89060 has been named after Mikhail Stupishin, legendary Soviet pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union. In the coming weeks aircraft will commence flying within the destination network.
The aircraft has two-class configuration: 12 seats in business-class compartment and 75 seats in economy-class. Flight range is 3.048 km.
Vitaly Saveliev, Aeroflot’s Director General and CEO:
“Performance of a firm contract for delivery of 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft is a milestone event for Aeroflot and Russian aircraft industry. It is a fair assumption to say that our company made the Russian newest aircraft “take wing” and cleared the road for it to the domestic and international market of air transportation. SSJ 100 has globally got itself a name first of all as Aeroflot’s aircraft and has drawn attention of other air companies. Being a national carrier Aeroflot from now onwards intends to render support to the Russian aircraft industry remaining the pioneer and main consumer of its innovative products.”
Ilya Tarasenko, President of JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft:
“Today more and more Russian and foreign airlines become SSJ100 operators, but evolution of the relations with national carrier PJSC Aeroflot is of strategic importance for us. Thanks to 5-year concerted efforts with PJSC Aeroflot we managed to improve SSJ100 performance and we are determined to continue cooperation still increasing quality and service.”
SSJ100 has being delivered to PJSC Aeroflot since June, 2011. During 5 years of operation Aeroflot’s SSJ100 fleet has performed more than 60.000 flight cycles, fleet flight time is more than 100.000 flight hours. As of today SSJ100 destinations network in Aeroflot’s SSJ100 fleet includes 17 countries and more than 50 destinations.
The companies are committed to continue cooperation: in January, 2015 the parties has signed agreement of intent for additional deliveries of 20 SSJ100 aircraft for Aeroflot Group fleet.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 179 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2016 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2015 Global Traveler named Aeroflot one of the 10 best airlines worldwide for on-board cuisine. Find out more at www.aeroflot.com.
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Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company was founded in 2000 to develop new models of civil aircraft. Today, the company’s main project is a program for the creation and development of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The company’s shareholders are Sukhoi Company OJSC and the Italian Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company. The main areas of the company are the development, certification and production of civil aircraft, as well as related marketing, sales and after-sales. The company is head-quartered in Moscow; the aircraft are assembled at the production site in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100)
Sukhoi Superjet 100 – a new-generation regional jet designed, developed and produced for the global market by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in partnership with Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The plane is created with the latest technology and provides a high level of operational efficiency. SSJ100 is designed to carry passengers as short-haul and medium-haul routes. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. The first flight of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 was in 2008, the first aircraft delivered to the customer in 2011. The total number of aircraft manufactured by July 2016 is 104. Today the SSJ100 is certified by EASA, IAC AR, etc.
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