Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Sukhoi Superjet 100 (registration number RA-89062) in full specification produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA).
The plane has been named in honour of Russian military pilot Peter Nesterov, an aerobatics pioneer and the first to perform the loop-the-loop maneuver subsequently known as “Nesterov’s loop”.
The new SSJ-100 has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease agreement from Sberbank Leasing.
The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by Sukhoiin collaboration with Alenia Aeronautica. The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a spacious dual-class configuration (12 business and 75 economy seats), and has a 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.