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  • Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (CJSC)
  • Polikarpov str. 23B
  • Moscow

Sukhoi Superjet 100: One Year of Successful Operations by Yakutia Airlines

(PresseBox) (Moscow, ) A year ago, on January 23, 2013 Yakutia Airlines performed its first commercial flight on Sukhoi Superjet 100 from its base airport in Yakutsk (the North of Russia), thus, starting operations of a new type of aircraft.

From its first commercial flight from Yakutsk to Khabarovsk with passengers on board, the amount of flight hours of two SSJ100 aircraft in the air fleet of Yakutia Airlines has reached 2660 hours for 1084 flights.

While performing domestic and international flights, Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft operated by Yakutia Airlines have transported 54 002 passengers.

"Yakutia Airlines, which is the largest air carrier in the Russian Far East, is one of the unique customers of Sukhoi Superjet 100. This aircraft is being successfully operated by the Airline even during sever Yakutia winter, when the temperatures can fall below 50 degrees, "- says Andrey Kalinovsky, the President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. "Yakutia" consistently demonstrates high figures of Sukhoi Superjet 100 operations in different environmental conditions, which confirms the announced performance characteristics of our aircraft".

Yakutia Airlines has two Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in operation with the tail numbers RA-89011 (manufacturer number 95019) and RA-89012 (manufacturer number 95020).

Route network for Sukhoi Superjet 100 of Yakutia Airlines connects not only the cities of the Far East, but also destinations in China and Japan.

It was "Yakutia" that performed the first commercial flight on Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Russia to Asia along the route Yakutsk - Harbin in February 2013. As early as summer, the Airline introduced the flight from Vladivostok to Niigata (Japan) on SSJ100, which gave new opportunities for tourism cooperation between the Russian Far East and Japan.

"We are getting positive feedback on Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft both from flight crews, and passengers. Our pilots highly appreciate performance of the aircraft in particular its safety", - noted Ivan Prostit, the Director General of Yakutia Airlines.

Yakutia Airlines takes leading positions in Yakutia air transport market and demonstrates a steady growth of basic operation figures for 2013 - 1 098 909 passengers were transported by "Yakutia" aircraft.

The Airline route network includes domestic destinations within the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), flights within Russia and international flights. In the Far Eastern Federal District, Yakutia Airlines performs flights to 8 out of 9 constituent entities, enabling their passengers to fly directly within the region.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100):

The SSJ100 is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. All models of the Sukhoi Superjet family are equipped with the same engine, two SaM 146 turbofans produced by PowerJet, a joint venture between Snecma and Saturn.Today the SSJ100 is certified by multiple National Aviation Authorities: European EASA, Russian IAC AR and Mexican, Laos and Indonesian Civil Aviation Authorities. In 2011 the first production SSJ100 entered into service.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (CJSC)

The Company's shareholders are Sukhoi Holding (a UAC Company) (75% - 1 share) and the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects and is in charge of the aircraft development and production. The company is also responsible for SSJ100 marketing, sales in Russia, the CIS, China, India, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Moscow, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has several production branches seated in Russian cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the main project of the Company.