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19 February, 2020

Russia's United Aircraft Corporation creates Commercial Aviation Division

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) forges corporate and business processes to form the Commercial Aviation Division. In accordance with the decision of the UAC’ Board of Directors, JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and LLC UAC - Aggregation Center will join the PJSC Irkut Corporation as subsidiaries. As part of the Division, subsidiaries retain core competencies in the development and production of aircraft.

The main efforts of the Division in the near future will be focused, first of all, on the completion of MC-21-300 tests and the serial production establishment, modernization of Superjet 100 and its business version, the creation of a unified system of MRO and marketing.

Consolidation of the main scientific and production capacities of civil aircraft industry will allow more efficient implementation of existing programs and development of prospective projects.

It is planned to achieve significant progress in the field of after-sales support service, optimize operational processes and, ultimately, significantly increase the attractiveness of Russian commercial aircraft in the market. Measures to resolve existing intra-group obligations and accomplishing of the formation of the share capital structure will be implemented during 2020.

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03 April, 2019

Not so super for Sukhoi as Adria cancels order for 15 SSJ100 jets

SSJ100                                   Photo SCAC
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has been left reeling this week after the Slovenian national carrier, Adria Airways has cancelled its 15 aircraft deal to lease 15 SSJ100's.

The  Ljubljana Airport based carrier signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' with the Russian aircraft manufacturer back on November 26th last year for the long term lease of 15 of the firms Superjet SSJ100 aircraft.  However, Adria Airways now says it has been unable to finalise the deal as it has doubts Sukhoi's ability to commit "to a fair and stable long-term partnership".

The airline had been intensively preparing for the arrival of the aircraft but shareholders and management decided they could no longer commit to the deal. "We are naturally disappointed that the collaboration with Sukhoi did not reach a successful conclusion, but the partnership was only viable if given objectives set by the strategic business plan were attainable. Unfortunately, in this case, we did not think this is possible," said Holger Kowarsch, the Managing Director of Adria Airways. 

30 December, 2018

The First SSJ100 delivered to Severstal

On December, 26th  Severstal Aircompany received its first SSJ100 according to the terms of the Agreement between the Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and the GTLK (State Transport Leasing Company).

The aircraft with the registration RA-89117 performed a delivery ferry flight from SCAC Delivery Center in Zhukovsky to Cherepovets, the home airport of the airline. According to the terms of the agreement the carrier is set to receive four SSJ100's next yeat in a single class configuration, which thw airline has the option of changing to the two-class layout.

29 December, 2018

Thai Kom Airlines shows an interesting the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 as the Russian planemaker looks like it will lose its only European customer next year

Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100                       Photo CityJet
Thai Kom Airlines Company has signed a letter of intent (LOI)  with the Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft for six Sukhoi Superjets SSJ100's. The LOI was signed at the presence of the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov on December 27th.

The deal, once confirmed, would see the aircraft configured with 100 seats and delivered to the carrier during 2019-20. The super efficient and comfortable aircraft would be used on the carriers local and regional routes. 

It is expected Thai Kom will confirm the order during the first two months of 2019 and would be good news for the Russian planemaker, who may be in the process of losing its sole European customer. 

17 December, 2018

ADRIA Airways signed a Letter of Intent for 15 Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 and joint venture

Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said that JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company” and ADRIA Airways signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 15 SSJ100 aircraft. The delivery is to be started at the beginning of 2019. They will be handed over under a long-term lease arrangement. In addition, both Parties signed Memorandum of Understanding upon establishing an SSJ100 Maintenance and Repair Organization (MRO) at Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia).

16 October, 2018

Yakutia Sukhoi Superjet100 damaged beyond repair in runway overun incident

An investigation is underway into why a Sukhoi Superjet 100 of  Yakutia Airline overran the runway on 10th October at Yakutsk International Airport not long after three in the morning.

There were no fatalities during the incident although a small number of the passengers did require medical assistance according to the airline. The SSJ100, registration RA-89011 was on a flight from Ulan-Ude, in Buryatia and was carrying 91 passengers and 5 crew.

The runway at Yakutsk International Airport is undergoing a programme of repair and refurbishment at the time of the incident. According to local media the aircraft touched down and landed normally on part of the runway that has finished being reconstructed.  However, it failed to stop before continuing onto an unfinished part of the runway which included a hump, which caused the main landing gear to collapse. The crew deployed the emergency slides for passengers and crew to escape the aircraft on the runway.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has released a video of the damaged aircraft on the runway which shows the forward landing gear off the ground as the nose points skywards, the main gear collapsed forcing the rear fuselage on the ground.

25 September, 2018

The 50th Sukhoi Superjet 100 for Aeroflot

This week has been a major milestone for both Aeroflot and for the United Aircraft Corporation as the 50th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) is delivered to the leading Russian airline.

This 50th jet marks the successful completion of two firm orders for 30 and 20 of the aircraft the leading Russian airline had made. Aeroflot has given this 50th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft the registration RA-89115, and named it after the Russian painter Vasily Polenov. 

The official presentation of the new aircraft took place on Tuesday, at Sheremetyevo airport, with senior management from both Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation present.

Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, said, “Aeroflot is pleased to welcome its 50th Superjet 100. Earlier this month, at the Eastern Economic Forum, we signed a major aircraft delivery agreement to receive 100 more modern Russian-built SSJ100 aircraft, with President Putin present for the signing ceremony. This agreement will bring the total number of Russian-built aircraft in Aeroflot’s fleet to 200, 50 of which will be the innovative MC-21."

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.” 

08 September, 2018

The 49th Sukhoi Superjet 100 arrives for Aeroflot.

The Russian airline Aeroflot has taken delivery of its 49th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100). The airline names its aircraft after famous Russian's throughout history, this aircraft, registration RA-89116, is named in honour of the legendary military commander Konstantin Rokossovsky.

Konstantin Rokossovsky was a prominent Red Army commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. He was a key figure in some of the most important battles of World War II, including the Battles of Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk, and is particularly renowned for his planning and executing of Operation Bagration, which freed Soviet Belarus from Nazi occupation.

Aeroflot has configured the new SSJ100 with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. The carrier supports Russian manufacturing and is currently the largest operator of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The airline will soon take delivery of another SSJ 100, bringing the total number to 50. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes will operate flights on Aeroflot routes within Russia, CIS countries and also to a number of European countries.

03 September, 2018

Aeroflot takes delivery of 48th Sukhoi Superjet 100

The leading Russian airline, Aeroflot is celebrating the delivery of its 48th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100). In common with its other aircraft in the Aeroflot fleet, which are christened with the names of famous and noteworthy Russians throughout history, the latest addition to the fleet is no exception. The aircraft, with the registration RA-89110, is named in honour of the legendary Soviet pilot Mikhail Gromov.

Mikhail Gromov made global aviation history for completing a non-stop flight from Moscow to San Jacinto, California, via the North Pole in 1937 and setting a new flight distance record. It took Gromov and his crew 62 hours 17 minutes to complete the flight.

The Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 is configured with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. The new SSJ100 will start operating on Aeroflot routes in the coming weeks.

Aeroflot supports Russian manufacturing and is currently the largest operator of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The airline plans to expand its fleet of SSJ 100 aircraft, bringing the total number to 50. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes will operate flights on Aeroflot routes within Russia, CIS countries and also to a number of European countries.

17 August, 2018

Aeroflot takes delivery of its 46th and 47th Sukhoi Superjet 100

The World's most recognised brand and the leading Russian airline, Aeroflot is celebrating the arrival of two new brand new Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft.

With the addition of these latest examples, Aeroflot now has 47 Sukhoi Superjet 100s that are deployed on its domestic short-haul passenger routes.

The airline has named the 46th SSJ100 registration RA-89114 after Valery Pavlovich Chkalov, Soviet test pilot and hero of the Soviet Union who could fly more than 30 different aircraft.

The 47th SSJ100, registration RA-89109 is adorned with the name of the famous Russian painter, war artist Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin.

The Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft are configured with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. These new SSJ100s will start operating on Aeroflot routes in the coming weeks. The airline will expand its fleet of SSJ 100 aircraft, with a further three new SSJ100 planes, to form a fleet of 50.

01 January, 2017

Interjet Grounds 11 Sukhoi Superjets

Air carrier Interjet has grounded half its 22 Russian-made Superjet100 planes after doing a mandatory safety inspection of the aircraft, Mexico's civil aviation agency said Wednesday.

In a statement, the agency said 11 jets will be out of service while unspecified measures are taken to guarantee their safety and restore them to flight status. The other 11 were found to be in "perfect condition," it said.