Aeroflot to complete Superjet rollover in first half

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Sukhoi expects to replace all of Aeroflot’s early Superjet 100s with upgraded full-configuration airframes over the first half of this year.

Aeroflot took 10 initial aircraft with a different interior layout to the one it ultimately wanted, and has been gradually swapping them out as the upgraded Superjets arrive.

Sukhoi says it delivered the fifth and sixth examples – serial numbers 95041 and 95043 – to the Russian flag-carrier’s Moscow Sheremetyevo base on 29 and 30 January.

Aeroflot is taking 30 Superjets in total. Sukhoi’s civil aircraft division says it will complete the rollover to the enhanced version “in the first half of this year”.

“[The early-build] aircraft are being delivered to other airlines which expressed their interest in acquiring [Superjets] taken out of Aeroflot service,” it adds.

Aeroflot’s Superjet fleet has accumulated over 27,000h of service in more than 18,000 flights.