3 February, 2014, Moscow. — Aeroflot has taken delivery of its sixth full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100). The plane has been named in honour of Dmitry Ezersky, one of the great figures in the history of Russian aviation. The aircraft was delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer.
The new SSJ-100 (registration number RA-89032) has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease from VEB Leasing. The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a spacious two-class configuration (12 seats in business and 75 in economy), and has a range of 2,400 km.
The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by Sukhoi Company in collaboration with Alenia Aeronautica. The SSJ-100 made its first flight on 19 May 2008, and received certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in January 2011.
New aircraft form part of Aeroflot’s strategy to expand its route network. By renewing and expanding its fleet, which is among Europe’s most modern and fastest growing, Aeroflot provides a high level of flight reliability, improve product quality and enter new markets.
Photographs of the new SSJ-100 for media publication are available on our website:
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