24 SEPTEMBER 2012
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In spite of well publicised difficulties with the small Armenian airline Armavia, Sukhoi continues to deliver its Superjet 100 to major customer Aeroflot. The airline has 30 of the 100-seat regional jet on order (+15 options) with number 10 the latest arrival. The manufacturer also suffered the loss of an aircraft in May 2012 whilst demonstrating to potential Indonesian customers. However, whilst a full report has not yet been published, this looks likely to indicate pilot error.
To date the nine SSJ100s in service with Aeroflot accumulated more than 6,200 flight hours in almost 12,000 revenue flights.
The fly-by-wire aircraft has had input by Boeing and is marketed by Italy’s Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company and 25% shareholder. www.superjetinternational.com
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