Monthly Archive for June, 2011

First Sukhoi Superjet 100 for Aeroflot entered into commercial operation

sukhoi superjet 100 Aeroflot
First SSJ100 for Aeroflot – Copywright


June 16, 2011, St. Petersburg

Today the Aeroflot Russian Airlines completed the first passenger flight of new Russian regional jet Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) from Moscow to St. Petersburg. This flight marked the beginning of commercial operation of the new aircraft by the Russian National carrier.
The aircraft received the name after the famous Soviet pilot Mikhail Vodopyanov. SSJ100 took to the air from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (Terminal D) at 9.10 a.m. and landed at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport at 10.40 am. Its first passengers were: the deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Sergei Ivanov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina, Deputy Minister of Transport Valery Okulov, who arrived to St. Petersburg to participate in the XV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. There is no doubt, that the General Director of JSC “Aeroflot ” Vitaly Saveliev and the President of United Aircraft Corporation and General Director of Sukhoi Holding, Mikhail Pogosyan arrived to the north capital on board of the SSJ100.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 SN 95008 was delivered to Aeroflot under contract with the VEB-Leasing JSC on financial lease (leasing). Delivered aircraft designed to carry 87 passengers in a comfortable two-class layout (12 – business class and 75 – in economy class). Maximum flying distance is 2300km.

Aeroflot ordered 30 SSJ100 aircraft in total. In the future the carrier plans to purchase ten more.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95) is a 100 seat regional jet. The operating range for the basic version is 3.048 km and 4.578 km for the long range version. In February 2011, the SSJ100 obtained the Type Certificate by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR. The EASA certification is expected to follow in 2011. On April 19th 2011 first production SSJ100 was delivered to Armavia airlines (Armenia).
“SSJ100 regional jets will contribute to the implementation of one of the key areas of our strategy to build a global network airlines, said General Director of JSC “Aeroflot ” Vitaly Saveliev. It is to strengthen leadership Aeroflot in domestic market of air transportation. The aircraft will perform flights to St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa and Samara. And over time, will be put on the foreign destinations”.

“The first passenger flight of SSJ100 as part of Aeroflot fleet is an important milestone. We’ll provide overall support to the customer at the primary stage of entering into operation and grant quality after-sales support. Our aircraft has already received a high evaluation from the airline’s pilots and now it is the turn of the passengers now. I believe that SSJ100 will be an excellent tool for the development of the regional route network “, – said President of United Aircraft Corporation and General Director of Sukhoi Holding, Mikhail Pogosyan, commenting on the delivery of the first SSJ100.

Aeroflot, the leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2010, 11.3 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and 14.07 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 (“operating profit” and “profit margin” categories).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 105 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company
The Company’s shareholders are the Sukhoi Holding owing 75% – 1 share and the Italian Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects. Headquartered in Moscow, the Company enjoys several production branches seated in the cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Today the company employs over 2,000 people.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 – a new family of regional jets – is the Company’s major project.
VEB-Leasing JSC
The main shareholder – the State Corporation «The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)». The priority areas of specialization include: leasing of rolling stock, leasing of aircraft and units, leasing of marine and river vessels, leased cars and special equipment as well as the leasing of high technology equipment.

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone!
Firstly, we want to say thanks to the big amount of SJI’s friends who participated in the contest. Secondly though, with regret, we have to announce that no one gave the correct answer.
We indeed appreciate the numerous mails we received, even if your answers were not…


We want to explain that:
13 Clues and so 13 Hints…
…13 words:
1-     Clock (clickable in the video)
2-     Oakland (clearly visible)
3-     Ring (clickable in the video)
4-     Oscar (Which is O – Aviation Alphabet)
5-     Africa (clickable in the video)
6-     Engine (translation from Persian to English)
7-     Television (clickable in the video)
8-     Lima (Which is L – Aviation Alphabet)
9-     Euro (clickable in the video)
10-   Uniform (Which is U – Aviation Alphabet)
11-   Dancer (clickable in the video)
12-   Lakeba (clearly visible)
13-   Departure (translation from Japanese to English)

C O R O A E   T L   E U D L D
T O L U C A   D E   L E R D O
Since Interjet purchased the SSJ100 (back in January) we chose that city to be the Answer. The Superjet 100 will be flying around there soon!

Hope to see you at the airshow anyway…

SuperJet International Team