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.