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Aeroflot has received in operation the fiftieth Superjet 100 plane - RIA Novosti, 9/25/2018


SHEREMETYEVO, 25 Sep — RIA Novosti. Aeroflot has received the fiftieth Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) plane in operation, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the place of events tells. The solemn presentation of the anniversary plane with participation of the management of Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation has taken place on Tuesday in Sheremetyevo. "This event marks a successful result of execution of two firm contracts for delivery of 30 and 20 SSJ100 cars" — it is said in the statement of Aeroflot. Aeroflot solemnly admits to the fleet "anniversary" — the 50th Superjet 100. Earlier at East economic forum we have signed the unprecedented agreement on acquisition of 100 more domestic cars of this type in the presence of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Taking into account this agreement the park of domestic planes of the Aeroflot group will be brought to 200 units, and one more domestic innovative development — the MS-21 planes will become an important component of this segment" — words of the CEO of airline Vitaly Savelyev are cited. He has thanked the management and workers of OAK occupied in the project for effective cooperation, having noted that Aeroflot together with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft participated in development of absolutely new car, "Aeroflot put the Superjet 100 on a wing, was engaged in his operational development during commercial operation". "Cooperation of JSC GSS with national carrier and the largest airline of Russia is the invaluable experience especially significant at a stage of input of the plane in operation. Aeroflot has exerted a great influence on development of the SSJ100 project. Collaboration continuation and also increase in the park of airline at the expense of the SSJ100 planes is an appreciation of results of our activity and the sign of the fact that we are in the development on a right way. We appreciate our cooperation in increase in reliability of SSJ100. In return GSS works on creation of new warehouses of spare parts and filling of the available warehouse capacities for the purpose of improvement of after-sales service of SSJ100" — the president of GSS Alexander Rubtsov has added. The first contract for delivery of 30 planes to the leading Russian carrier has been signed on December 7, 2005. In June, 2011 the first SSJ100 as a part of the plane park of Aeroflot has made debut weeds, and in 2016 the carrier and GSS declared performance of this contract. On July 18, 2017 the second contract for delivery of 20 SSJ100 planes has been signed. On September 10, 2018 Aeroflot has signed the agreement on delivery of 100 more SSJ100 planes which have to come to the airline park till 2026. Now the SSJ100 planes are operated on internal airlines, performing flights to such cities as Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov, Sochi, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and in other directions. In addition, airliners serve also the international lines among which there is Dresden, Vilnius, the Gothenburg, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Sofia, Tivat and others.

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