July 2, 2014, Moscow. — JSC Aeroflot («the Company», Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) sets in operation its 10th SSJ-100 in Full Specification thereby completing the transition of the fleet from 10 SSJ-100 «Light».
Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft (registration number RA-89027) has been named in honour of Vasily Borisov, a prominent pilot, Hero of the USSR and veteran of World War II, who worked in the civil aviation more than 40 years.
The «Full» version features an improved flight management system (FMS) and weather radar with wind-shift detection capability. Moreover, the «Full» spec is providing additional video control cameras, separate lighting and air conditioning controls both for economy and business class and an additional working station for flight attendants. More comfort for passengers is guaranteed by individual gaspers over each seat. The aircraft is equipped with three lavatories with diaper boards, and each of three-seat-blocks in the cabin has an additional oxygen mask. There are four galleys with larger ovens, and an additional space to install a baby bassinet is added as well.
The aircraft 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.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a new generation regional jet designed, developed and manufactured by JSC «Sukhoi Civil Aircraft» with the participation of Alenia Aeronautica. In January 2011, the SSJ- 100 received its IAC AR certificate.
New aircraft form part of Aeroflot’s strategy to expand its route network and strengthen its leadership in the domestic air transport market. SSJ-100 jets are an important part of Aeroflot’s fleet, which is among Europe’s most modern and technologically advanced. The total order for SSJ-100 stands at 30 aircraft.
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Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 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 more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 156 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 4.3 years. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008 compliant. In 2013 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the second time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.