Aeroflot has put into service its 15th full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (registration number RA-89045). The plane named in honour of Ivan Voedilo, a pioneer of the regular international flights on the route Moscow — Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad), was put into service on 26 December.
The aircraft – financed and owned by Sberbank Leasing – arrived on 24 December and is actually the 16th SSJ-100 to the Russian flag carrier if one includes a pre-version delivered initially. Sukhoi makes the Superjet in cooperation with Alenia Aermacchi in Italy, where the export versions to nations like Mexico are being produced.
The SSJ-100 is Russia’s next-generation regional jet. It can accommodate 87 passengers in a dual-class configuration (12 seats in business and 75 in economy), and has a flight range of about 1,500 miles (2,400 km). The SSJ-100 received certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in January 2011.
The total order for SSJ-100 stands at 30 aircraft.
Source: Aeroflot / Sukhoi