MOSCOW – By the middle of this year, Aeroflot will have 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 in its fleet.
The first ten machines did not meet the specifications. The airline the called for changes in the cabin and avionics. The early jets are referred to as the ”light” version and will be replaced by mid-year. They feature a single-class layout for 98 passengers.
The new version offers a cabin for 87 passengers in two classes, new technical controls for the passengers, another galley and an improved flight management system and a weather radar with a function for detecting the wind direction.
Currently Aeroflot flies six of the SSJ100 the with the full standards. Overall, the Superjet fleet to date has complteted 27,000 flight hours on 18,000 flights. The ten early SSJ100 Sukhoi wants to sell to other airlines.