Aeroflot has taken delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (registration number RA-89046 and RA-89047) produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA).
Both planes have been named in honour of Soviet pilots, veterans of the World War II.
RA-89046 has been named after Dmitry Glinka, a twice hero of the Soviet Union; RA-89047 – in honour of Alexander Gruzdin, a hero of the Soviet Union.
New Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease from Sberbank Leasing.
The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by SCA in cooperation with Alenia Aeronautica.
The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a spacious dual-class configuration (12 seats in business and 75 in economy), and has a flight range of 2,400 km. The SSJ-100 received certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in January 2011.
SSJ-100 jets are an important part of Aeroflot’s fleet, which is among Europe’s most modern and technologically advanced. The total order for SSJ-100 stands at 30 aircraft.