Aeroflot and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft have announced the implementation of the agreement between the two companies as the first five Superjet 100 aircraft have been delivered to VEB.RF for lease to the Russian airline Aeroflot, the companies said.
The delivery of Superjet 100 was funded by VEB.RF after the Supervisory Board had made the corresponding resolution.
The aircraft are being delivered to the largest Russian operator of Superjet 100 in a two-class layout: 12 seats in the business class cabin and 75 seats in the economy class cabin. Aeroflot currently operates SSJ100 in the same configuration for 87 passengers. The company began commercial operation of SSJ100 in June 2011.
In accordance with the agreement, the remaining aircraft will be delivered to Aeroflot by 2026. This transaction is the largest in the history of both the manufacturer, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, and the modern Aeroflot.