"Aeroflot" is working on contracts for 20 SSJ100 aircraft and 50 ships MS-21
Novo-Ogaryovo, September 29 -. RIA Novosti / Prime "Aeroflot" is working on contracts for the supply of additional 20 aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) and 50 vessels MS-21, the general director Vitaly Savelyev airlines.
"We are now at the stage of elaboration of the contract for an additional 20 machines Sukhoi Superjet and working on a contract for the machine MC-21, 50 cars," - said Savelyev at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He noted that the supply of SSJ100 is expected in 2017-2018. "We're going to get 20 cars for 2017 and 2018, and now we are discussing on time," - said the head of Russia's largest air carrier.
As of July 31, 2016 "Aeroflot" operated 172 aircraft, most of the ships make the Airbus A320, Airbus A330 and the Sukhoi SuperJet 100. Russian regional jets of the new generation Sukhoi SuperJet 100 airline received in June 2011 (in the framework of a solid order 30 Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft).
Also, the airline "Aeroflot" group of operators will be the first of a new medium-haul passenger airliner MS-21-300.
I was having a look at the Aeroflot fleet. With the SSJ, the prospective SSJ130, and the MS-21, Russia has the ability, within the next few years, to replace the Airbus and Boeing medium haul fleet they currently operate.
That would just leave the larger long haul fleet, also Boeing and Airbus airframes that need to be looked at.
It is within this context, and the disgraceful open threats of unleashing terrorism by the US State Dept, that put restarting a re-engined Il-96 programme, and the follow-on long haul airliner to be co-developed with China, firmly into context.