April 19, 2011, Yerevan (Armenia)
Delivery ceremony of the first production Sukhoi Superjet 100 SN 95007 to Armenian aircompany “Armavia” took place in Zvartnots airport today. The aircraft received the name after the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and the tail number EK 95015. “The delivery of the first production aircraft is the key milestone of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Project.
The event opens a new stage of the Program – the beginning of commercial operation and full-scale serial production. No doubt that the new Russian aircraft will be a perfect operating tool in fleet of “Armavia” and our colleagues from Superjet International will give full support to Armenian national carrier and provide timely and high quality aftersales support” – stated President of United Aircraft Corporation and General Director of Sukhoi Holding, Mikhail Pogosyan.
JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” and carrier “Armavia” signed the agreement on September,14, 2007.
“We are very grateful for such an aircraft. This is definitely a great milestone for the Russian aerospace industry, because this SSJ00 is in fact the first production aircraft of modern Russia, created in partnership with world-wide aerospace leaders.
We congratulate everybody with such a significant achievement!“ – said the owner of Armavia Mikhail Bagdasarov.
“Armavia” plans to perform flights to Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sochi and Ukraine.