Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) on February 28, 2012 accepted this new Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B registered as RA-89005 (msn 95013). This is the sixth Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ-100). The aircraft features the livery of SkyTeam, the second largest airline alliance.
Aeroflot is a full-fledged member of SkyTeam since 2006, and following its rules the carrier must have at least two aircraft painted in the SkyTeam livery.
By 2014 each alliance member will be required to have at least three percent of their fleet painted in the SkyTeam livery.
The first aircraft in the Aeroflot fleet in the SkyTeam livery is А330-300 (VQ-BCQ) which has flown since 2009. The pictured SSJ-100 is the first Russian-built aircraft with the SkyTeam paint scheme.
Sukhoi SuperJet 100 RA-95013 was delivered to Aeroflot under lease agreement with VEB Leasing Company. The airliner seats 87 passengers in two-class layout (12 seats in business class and 75 in economy class).
Aeroflot flies its short-range Sukhoi SuperJet 100s to domestic and international destinations such as St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Volgograd, Anapa, Minsk, Oslo, Budapest and Samara.
Aeroflot’s fleet will eventually have 30 SSJ-100s.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is produced by CJSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. The Superjet 100 made its first flight on May 19, 2008. In February 2011 the SSJ-100 was certified by the aviation register of the Interstate Aviation Committee and in February 2012 by European Aviation Safety Agency.
Top Copyright Photo: Vasily Kuznetsov. RA89005 arrives at its Moscow (Sheremetyevo) base.
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