Posted on: 11 September 2018 by Mark Howells
Russia’s Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation have sealed a deal for the delivery of 100 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft for delivery between 2019 and 2026.
The agreement was signed by the general director of JSC Aeroflot, Vitaly Saveliev, and the president of JSC «United Aircraft Corporation» (UAC) Yury Slyusar. The aircraft will be delivered in two-class layout – 12 seats in business class and 75 in economy.
Slyusar commented: “ The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Aeroflot are bonded with a long-lasting experience of collaboration. As a launch customer and the owner of the biggest SSJ100 fleet, Aeroflot influenced the project and Russian aircraft industry in general greatly. Signing the long-term agreement is a new page in this collaboration, another joint input in the development of the aircraft’s production. We are content that the work with the leading Russian airline continues.”
Aeroflot’s Saveliev added: “We signed the largest agreement in the history of the airline, with the company to receive another 100 modern Russian aircraft, the SSJ100. Taking into account the agreement for 50 MC-21s, by 2026 our company will put on routes a total of 200 Russian aircraft. Aeroflot has always performed the important role of launch customer for Russian planes. Acting in the best interest of Russian aviation and the whole country is our absolute priority.”
The Russian carrier currently operates 49 SSJ100s, with the 50th to be delivered in the near future. The airline uses the SSJ100 for domestic flights to destinations including Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov, Sochy, Syktyvkar, Tyumen and Chelyabinsk, as well as regional destinations including Dresden, Vilnyus, Gothenborg, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Sofia and Tivat.