Third Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Full Specification Delivered to Aeroflot

(PresseBox) ( Moscow, )
On December 16th, 2013 the third Sukhoi Superjet 100 in full specification for Aeroflot Russian Airlines operated a ferry flight from the Delivery Center of CJSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" (Zhukovsky, Russia) to its base airport "Sheremetyevo". The aircraft was named after the USSR honored pilot, a veteran of Aeroflot - Pyotr Khmelnitsky.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 with the tail number RA89017 is ready to run commercial flights on domestic and international routes. The airline operates the SSJ100 aircraft on routes to cities in Russia, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Belarus.

To date, Aeroflot is the largest operator of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. Starting from the Entry into Service with Aeroflot, the SSJ100 aircraft has performed more than 16,000 commercial flights with a total of more than 24,000 flight hours.

As of December 2013 twenty-two SSJ100 were delivered to Russian and foreign customers.

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.
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