Aeroflot received the fiftieth Russian aircraft Superjet 100 (SSJ100). This event marks the successful accomplishment of the two firm contracts – for the delivery of 30 and 20 SSJ100 respectively.
The aircraft tail number RA-89115 was named after the Russian artist, the brilliant master of the landscape Vasily Polenov. The formal presentation of the jubilee aircraft with the participation of the Aeroflot and the United Aircraft Corporation management took place in Sheremetyevo today.
Vitaly Saveliev, JSC Aeroflot Director General:
Aeroflot receives the jubilee 50th Superjet 100 to its fleet. Earlier at the Eastern Economic Forum at presence of Vladimir Putin we signed an unprecedented agreement for the delivery of another 100 aircraft of this type. Together with this amount, the fleet of Russian aircraft of the Aeroflot group will be enlarged up to 200 planes and another important component of the segment will be one more innovative invention – MC-21 aircraft.
I would like to thank management of the United Aircraft Corporation and all the employees working at this project. Our company together with the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company took part in the design and development of the brand-new machine. Aeroflot introduced it into operation and carried out the refinement during commercial operation
Yury Slyusar, the President of the JSC “United Aircraft Corporation”:
JSC “UAC” and JSC “Aeroflot” have been connected through years and years of collaboration. As a launch customer and the owner of the largest SSJ100 fleet Aeroflot had great impact on the project. The fulfillment of another contract for the delivery of SSJ100 to the fleet of Aeroflot is another important milestone of our work Recently signed agreements not only concerning SSJ100 but also for the delivery of MC-21 opens new opportunities for collaboration.
Alexander Rubtsov, the President JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company”
The cooperation between SCAC and the national air carrier and the largest Russian airline is a invaluable experience, especially significant at the stage of the introduction into operation. Aeroflot influenced greatly at the SSJ100 project. The continuation of joint work as well as enlargement of the airline fleet via adding SSJ100 aircraft – that is the strong result of our performance and also the sign that we are on the right track. We appreciate our collaboration as far as the increase of the SSJ100 reliability is concerned. From our side, SCAC works at the creation of the new spare parts warehouses and filling up the existing ones in order to improve the after-sales support of the SSJ100.
Russian aircraft Superjet 100 has two-class layout: 12 seats in the business class and 75 seats of the economy class. The fiftieth SSJ100 is to perform its first flight Moscow-Sochi-Simferopol tomorrow.
The first contract for the delivery of 30 aircraft to the leading Russian was signed on the December 7, 2005. In June 2011 the first SSJ100 performed its debut flight as part of Aeroflot fleet and in 2016 JSC “Aeroflot” and JSC “SCAC” announced the fulfillment of this agreement.
On July 18, 2017 the second agreement for the delivery of 20 SSJ100 was signed. On the September 10, 2018 Aeroflot signed another agreement for the delivery of 100 SSJ100 which are to be delivered by 2026.
Currently SSJ100 are being operated at domestic routes performing flights to such cities as Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov, Sochi, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and other directions. Besides, the aircraft serve at the international routes, among which there are Dresned, Vilnyus, Goteborg, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Sofia, TIvat and more. V.Polenov is an outstanding artist who revealed the world of the ancient Russian manor and the secret of the national landscape beauty. Among his most famous works there are such paintings as “The Russian courtyard”, “The overgrown pond”, “The flod over the Oka river”. His paintings are inspirited by Russian nature with its huge woods, fields and rivers. V.Polenov paid a lot of attention to children, he opened a school of art and a gallery for them in his manor.