Aeroflot Has Set In Operation The New SSJ-100 Aircraft

Aeroflot Sukhoi SuperJet 100
Aeroflot Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (© O. Pritzkow)

Aeroflot has taken delivery of its new Sukhoi Superjet 100 in FULL specification produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA).

The plane (registration number RA-89051) has been named in honour of Boris Lakhtin, a prominent Russian pilot, veteran of the World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union.

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 Sukhoi Company in collaboration 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 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.