Aeroflot Takes Tenth SSJ100

 - September 1, 2012, 2:55 AM

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) delivered its 10th production Sukhoi Superjet 100 (S/N 95017) and the ninth to enter into service with Aeroflot, SCAC announced in late July. On completion of the technical acceptance procedure, SCAC and Aeroflot signed the Act of Delivery & Acceptance documents for the aircraft at Ulyanovsk, Russia, on July 28. Named after the famous Soviet pilot Vasily Borisov and registered with the tail number RA-89009, the airplane flew from Ulyanovsk to Aeroflot’s Moscow base on August 2 for the start of commercial operation.

The milestone delivery came less than a week after SCAC announced the start of the Superjet’s certification process in Indonesia. Officials from Indonesia’s civil aviation directorate and Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee signed an approval protocol in Moscow during a visit by a delegation of the Indonesian Ministry of Transport to Russia. Two Indonesian airlines, Sky Aviation and Kartika, have ordered a total of 42 SSJ100s, the first of which SCAC expects to deliver to Sky Aviation this year.