Aeroflot has taken delivery of its 50th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100), marking the successful completion of two firm orders for 30 and 20 of the aircraft. The 50th aircraft has the registration number RA-89115, and is named for the Russian painter Vasily Polenov.
The official presentation of the new aircraft took place today at Sheremetyevo airport, with senior management from Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) participating.
The Russian-built SSJ100 is configured with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. The new aircraft will operate its first flight on Aeroflot’s route from Moscow to Sochi and Simferopol tomorrow.
The first agreement with Aeroflot for 30 aircraft was signed on 7 December, 2005. The maiden flight of Aeroflot’s first SSJ100 Aeroflot fleet took place in June 2011, and in 2016 Aeroflot and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft announced this current contract. On 18 July 2017, the second contract for 20 SSJ100 aircraft was signed. On 10 September 2018, Aeroflot signed an agreement for another 100 SSJ100 aircraft, which will join the airline’s fleet by 2026.
Today, SSJ100 operate on routes to Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov, Sochi, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and other cities. SSJ100 aircraft also fly to international destinations including Dresden, Vilnius, Gothenburg, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Sofia and Tivat.