February 25, 2015, Moscow. — Aeroflot has taken delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (registration number RA-89046 and RA-89047) produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA).
Both planes have been named in honour of Soviet pilots, veterans of the World War II.
RA-89046 has been named after Dmitry Glinka, a twice hero of the Soviet Union; RA-89047 — in honour of Alexander Gruzdin, a hero of the Soviet Union.
New Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease from Sberbank Leasing. The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by SCA in cooperation with Alenia Aeronautica.
The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a spacious dual-class configuration (12 seats in business and 75 in economy), and has a flight 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 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.
Photographs of the new D. Glinka and A. Gruzdin SSJ-100 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 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world among major airlines, numbering 153 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 fifth time in 2013. Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.