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31 December 2013

Aeroflot Sets in Operation Its Fourth SSJ-100 in Full Specification

December 31, 2013, Moscow. — Aeroflot took delivery of the fourth Sukhoi SuperJet 100 «Ivan Orlovets» in full specification made by JSC «Sukhoi Civil Aircraft» (SCAC).

The aircraft is named after Ivan Vlasovich Orlovets, a veteran of World War II, Honored Pilot of the USSR.

Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft (registration number RA- 89022) was handed over to Aeroflot under the financial lease agreement with VEB-Leasing. The jet is designed in two-class composition with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. Maximum flight range is 2.400 km.

With its brand new SSJ-100 airplanes Aeroflot is implementing one of the crucial parts of its Strategy, which is to establish a global airline network and strengthen its leadership in the domestic air transport market. SSJ- 100 aircraft are an important part of Aeroflot’s fleet, which is one of the youngest and most technologically advanced in Europe. In total, Aeroflot ordered 30 SSJ- 100’s.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a new generation regional jet designed, developed and manufactured by JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” with the participation of Alenia Aeronautica. SSJ- 100 made its first flight on May 19, 2008. In January 2011, the SSJ- 100 received its IAC AR certificate.

A photo of Sukhoi Superjet 100 “Ivan Orlovets” for media publication is available on our site:

http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/files/category_pictures/photobank/IMG_8486.JPG

                                             

Сelebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 143 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.