Earlier, it was reported that Aeroflot plans to buy 50 SuperJet-100 planes from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.
"SuperJet-100 deliveries to Aeroflot will start by the end of 2008," Olga Kryukova, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft PR director, told RIA Novosti.
The Sukhoi SuperJet-100 belongs to a series of RRJ (Russian Regional Jet)-type planes, with a seating capacity of 60 to 95, which is being developed by Sukhoi, NPO Saturn, Snecma and Boeing.
The RRJ market is estimated at 5,400-5,600 until 2023, which amounts to around $100 billion in sales. Sukhoi plans to make at least 700 SuperJet-100 planes, with the first six planes due later this year.
According to forecasts, 35% of the aircraft could be sold in North America, 25% in Europe, 10% in Latin America, and 7% in Russia and China.