11 September, 2018

Aeroflot orders 100 more Sukhoi SSJ100 Superjets

The Russian national carrier and one of the worlds most recognised aviation brands, Aeroflot and plane manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation have signed an agreement for 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. 

Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and President of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar signed the deal at the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.  The aircraft will be deliver between 2019 and 2026 and will adopt Aeroflot's standard configuration for the type, with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class.

Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of PJSC Aeroflot, said, “We have signed the largest aircraft delivery agreement in Aeroflot’s history, under which the Company will receive 100 modern Russian-built SSJ100 aircraft. Including the expected delivery of 50 MC-21, by 2026 Aeroflot will operate 200 Russian-built aircraft. Aeroflot has historically been the largest operator of Russian aircraft and has helped to improve all Russian aircraft models currently in operation. It is Aeroflot’s top priority to act in the interests of Russian aviation and our country.” 

Yury Slyusar, President of PJSC UAC, said, "We have worked with Aeroflot for many years. As the first and largest operator of SSJ100 aircraft Aeroflot has significantly helped the development of Russia’s aircraft industry. The signing of this new agreement marks the next stage of our cooperation and joint contribution to the development of the aircraft industry and the expansion of regional and international air connections. We are happy to continue working with Russia’s leading airline.”

Aeroflot currently operates 49 SSJ100 aircraft and is expecting the delivery of the 50th aircraft. Aeroflot’s first commercial SSJ100 flight took place on 16 June 2011 between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Today, SSJ100 aircraft operate on routes to Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov, Sochi, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and other cities. SSJ100 aircraft also fly to international destinations including Dresden, Vilnius, Gothenburg, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Sofia and Tivat.

(Images Aeroflot)