Aeroflot signs contract for 20 Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft
PJSC Aeroflot, VEB Leasing and JSC United Aircraft Corporation have entered into a contract for the delivery of 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft to Aeroflot. This is in addition to 30 already delivered.
The contract was signed by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev, Vnesheconombank Chairman Sergey Gorkov and President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar.
The agreement was reached as a follow-up to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Aeroflot and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in January 2015. The first firm contract for the delivery of 30 SSJ100 aircraft was completed last year. The new agreement will bring the number of SSJ100s in Aeroflot’s fleet to 50.
The contracted aircraft have a two-class configuration: 12 seats in the business class compartment and 75 seats in economy class. Aeroflot currently operates SSJ100 aircraft with the same cabin configuration accommodating a total of 87 passengers, meaning the servicing facility for the new aircraft will not require significant changes.
Delivery by 2018
The new planes will be used on domestic flights throughout Russia, on routes to CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, and will also fly to a number of European destinations. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered this summer. Delivery is expected to be completed by July 2018.