Industry Aeroflot signs firm order for 20 additional Sukhoi Superjet 100

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Aeroflot and United Aircraft Cooperation have signed a firm order for 20 Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on the opening day of the MAKS-2017 International Air Show in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

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The agreement was reached as a follow-up to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Aeroflot and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in January 2015. The first firm contract for the delivery of 30 SSJ100 aircraft was completed last year. The new agreement will bring the number of SSJ100s in Aeroflot’s fleet to 50. The contracted aircraft have two-class configuration: 12 seats in the business class compartment and 75 seats in economy class.

Aeroflot signs firm order for 20 additional Sukhoi Superjet 100
Aeroflot signs firm order for 20 additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 © SuperJet International

Yury Slyusar, President of UAC, said: “We are happy to continue our cooperation with Russia’s leading airline. Expanding the number of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in Aeroflot’s fleet demonstrates that the airline believes in our product. UAC will continue to make every effort to ensure the operation of our aircraft complies with leading global standards.” The new planes will be used on domestic flights throughout Russia, on routes to CIS countries, and will also fly to a number of European destinations. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered this summer. Delivery is expected to be completed exactly one year later, in July 2018.

Aeroflot signs firm order for 20 additional Sukhoi Superjet 100
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The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a Russian twin-engine regional jet with a maximum capacity for 108 passengers. The aircraft was intended to replace aging Russian regional aircraft like the Tupolev TU-134. Its maiden flight was conducted on 19 May 2008. First deliveries started in 2011. With its current fleet of 30 Superjet in service Aeroflot is the largest operator of the aircraft. Mexican Interjet and the Irish Regional airline CityJet are the first international Superjet operator. CityJet is wet-leasing four Superjet 100 to Brussels Airlines.

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