Posted on: 16 July 2015 by Mark Howells
Gazpromavia has taken delivery of its tenth long-range Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100LR) after the aircraft undertook a ferry flight from the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company’s delivery centre to Gazpromavia’s base airport in Ostafyevo near Moscow.
“We want to thank our launch customer of the SSJ100 long range version for the extensive and competent work implemented for the successful entry into service of the new aircraft type,” stated Ilya Tarasenko, president of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. “Gazpromavia, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and SuperJet International were in constant interaction at all stages of the contract implementation. Our co-operation in terms of the continued airworthiness of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet at Gazpromavia will be continued even after the last delivery to the airline.”The contract with Gazprom Komplektatsiya to deliver 10 SSJ100LRs to Gazpromavia was signed in August 2011. In March 2014, Gazpromavia became the launch operator of the type with the first commercial flight from Moscow to Sovietsky in Western Siberia.Each of Gazpromavia’s SSJ100LR fleet features 90 economy class seats as well as ten with an extended seat pitch of 34 inches.
Gazpromavia’s SSJ100LR route network includes destinations in central and southern part of Russia, the North Caucasus and the Urals, Western Siberia and the Far North, including Yamburg – the world's only airport located beyond the Arctic Circle – where the temperature can drop below –50°C.