Moscow, 4 January 2016. – Aeroflot has taken delivery of two new Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (registration numbers RA-89057 and RA-89058) in full specification produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA).
Both aircraft have been named in honour of Russian pilots: the RA-89057 for K Sapelkin and the RA-89058 for N Safronnikov.
The new SSJ-100s have been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease agreement from Sberbank Leasing.
The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by Sukhoi in collaboration with Alenia Aeronautica. The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a spacious dual-class configuration (12 business and 75 economy seats), and has a range of 2,400 km. The SSJ-100 received certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in January 2011.
SSJ-100 jets form 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.
Photographs of both new aircraft are available on our website, and may be used for publication by media:
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 167 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. 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 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 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.