Gazprom Avia Gets 1st Long-Haul Superjet 100

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Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. has delivered the first long-haul Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) to the Gazprom Avia airline, Sukhoi said Thursday.

MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. has delivered the first long-haul Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) to the Gazprom Avia airline, Sukhoi said Thursday.

The handover ceremony took place at the MAKS-2013 international air and space show, just outside Moscow.

Gazprom Avia, Gazprom’s principal air carrier, will become the first airline to begin commercial operation of the SSJ-100 Long Range. A firm contract for the delivery of 10 such aircraft toward the end of 2015 was signed in August 2011.

The SSJ-100 Long Range has a maximum haul of 4,580 kilometers. It is equipped with a turbofan SaM146 engine that provides extra thrust.

The Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) was originally designed as a short-to-medium-haul passenger aircraft by Sukhoi in collaboration with US and European aviation corporations including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.

 

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