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Sukhoi Superjet Enters Service With Aeroflot  
User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2497 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8578 times:

Today the recently delivered Aeroflot SSJ100 made its first commercial flight between SVO and LED.
The aircraft will perform flights to St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa and Samara.

The SU Superjet is configured in a 12C+75Y seat layout. SU has orders for 30 Superjets.

Congrats to Sukhoi & Aeroflot on this milestone!    After Armavia, this will provide more valuable operational experience for the Superjet program.

http://www.superjetinternational.com/blog/?p=451

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User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8640 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8452 times:

Quoting r2rho (Thread starter):

Congrats to Sukhoi & Aeroflot on this milestone!

Agreed, always great to see a new type enter service, wish her good tailwinds.



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7523 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8098 times:

This is awesome! Congrats to SU, and to Sukhoi (and its partners in Italy, right?)!!!

I am excited that we will have soon a number of Superjets courtesy of Interjet!



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7789 times:

I read some place that SU was not overly happy as the first aircraft came configured not to their specifications - two bathrooms instead of three and no business section. Nonetherless, it is an interesting story and I will be curious to watch how the aircraft performs.

User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7675 times:

Quoting WROORD (Reply 3):

I read some place that SU was not overly happy as the first aircraft came configured not to their specifications - two bathrooms instead of three and no business section. Nonetherless, it is an interesting story and I will be curious to watch how the aircraft performs.

Are you serious? How can they get it that wrong? How many engines did they get?


User currently offlineDH2Beaver From Australia, joined Oct 2010, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

Very exciting to see a new plane in service.

How can it be called a 100 seat aircraft if it only has 87 seats?


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7523 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7469 times:

Quoting DH2Beaver (Reply 5):
How can it be called a 100 seat aircraft if it only has 87 seats?

Well, I guess it can maybe accomodate 100 seats in all-economy configuration with not-so-generous legroom. Maybe SU is offering generous legroom in Y, in addition to the fact that a J-cabin will also reduce the number of total seats.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2026 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7154 times:

Quoting WROORD (Reply 3):
I read some place that SU was not overly happy as the first aircraft came configured not to their specifications - two bathrooms instead of three and no business section.

What shall they do. They were forced by Putin to order that airplane. All in all, they have to smile about this aircraft.  

[Edited 2011-06-17 00:33:07]


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User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6990 times:

Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
Agreed, always great to see a new type enter service, wish her good tailwinds.

Actually, I was referring to service entry with SU, as it is already in service with Armavia since April   Apparently with very good results - 98% dispatch reliability in the 1st month after 105 flight hours and 54 flight cycles.

Sukhoi Superjet Is Now In Service With Armavia (by cedarjet Apr 24 2011 in Civil Aviation)

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...conducts-first-revenue-flight.html

Quoting DH2Beaver (Reply 5):
How can it be called a 100 seat aircraft if it only has 87 seats?

The SU configuration seems very generous. The SSJ can seat 98 PAX in an all-Y 32" configuration (itself already very generous by short-haul standards).


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6935 times:
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How does this RJ compare with EMBRAER's 170/195 line?


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User currently offlinebj87 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6800 times:

Great to see the SSJ entering service with another airline. I think it looks awesome in Aeroflot colors. I hope this little jet gets lots of sales.


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Quoting r2rho (Reply 8):
Apparently with very good results - 98% dispatch reliability in the 1st month after 105 flight hours and 54 flight cycles.

That would mean it had a technical delay/cancelation once in 55 flights. That is very impressive with a brand new aircraft. Does anyone know what the problem was?

Quoting WROORD (Reply 3):
I read some place that SU was not overly happy as the first aircraft came configured not to their specifications - two bathrooms instead of three and no business section.

Sounds like some good old cold war propaganda. Don't know where you read that but whoever wrote it probably hasn't yet realized that the cold war is over.  



[Edited 2011-06-17 03:55:41]

User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7623 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6761 times:
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Quoting WROORD (Reply 3):
I read some place that SU was not overly happy

You 'read some place'???? Come on, seriously??

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 7):
What shall they do. They were forced by Putin to order that airplane. All in all, they have to smile about this aircraft.

I suppose this was 'read some place' as well was it? Ok there is probably a kernel of truth there, but not necessarily unreasonably so. Aeroflot with its history, and the inalienable association with Russia as a country, should certainly play a part in making this project a success.

Give them a chance, for goodness' sake people. All the signs are so far that it is a great plane, and it certainly looks absolutely beautiful in Aeroflot colours.

I wish people would stop heaping their hopes for failure on this project. I thought we were here because we liked planes? A new type entering service with a flag carrier is the kind of news we should rejoice at, and not start banding politically-motivated negativity about.



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User currently offlineAquila3 From Italy, joined Nov 2010, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6687 times:

Well done Aeroflot!   
I hope they will order then many more than the initial 30. This is a great ptoject, that will do a lot of good to Russian Industry (and a little bit to Italian as well   )   



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User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

Aeroflot said it launched commercial flights of Sukhoi's Superjet, which carried senior government officials from Moscow to St Petersburg for the economic forum.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7929 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

I wonder will the arrival of the SSJ100 mean the end of the Yak-42 in Russian airline service?

User currently offlineanrec80 From Canada, joined Jan 2011, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 4):
Are you serious? How can they get it that wrong? How many engines did they get?

Presumably they get 2, but you know, some people believe that having an extra engine cannot hurt. There are plenty of things you can do with it if you get creative.

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 7):
What shall they do. They were forced by Putin to order that airplane. All in all, they have to smile about this aircraft.

Well, Putin did not force SU to buy Tu-204 and Il-96. If it was the case, that's the only things SU was flying now. No A320 or 763 - right?

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 14):
I wonder will the arrival of the SSJ100 mean the end of the Yak-42 in Russian airline service?

Eventually. Soviet types are not being produced any more and Russians are phasing those particular out with older 735.


User currently offlinepylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

Basically SSJ-100 replaces TU-134-A-3 (70 all Y) and yes - YAK-42D (120 all Y).
At the same time it gives an excellent opportunity to operate routes in combination with A-319/320 and even A-321 as routes vary pretty much in terms week days/day time pax flow.
As to fuel consumption I can assume (after weeks on Russian forums) that it is ca. 5% better than E-190, on par with CRJ-700/900 and slightly behind CRJ-1000.
But it should be taken into consideration that Sukhoi plans many improvements within 18 month in order to reach specs.
And SSJ provides 3-2 seating at 18.2" wide/32" pitch in economy. And a wider aisle.
Looks like a pretty good product.


User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 9):
How does this RJ compare with EMBRAER's 170/195 line?

There was a comparison thread out there somewhere... if only I could find it.
Basically, if it meets the specs claimed by Sukhoi, it is lighter than the E190/195, and the engines are (high single digits) more fuel efficient. It has less range than the Ejets (though more than enough for RJ operations).


User currently offlineanrec80 From Canada, joined Jan 2011, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

Quoting pylon101 (Reply 16):
And SSJ provides 3-2 seating at 18.2" wide/32" pitch in economy. And a wider aisle.
Looks like a pretty good product.

That kind of raises one more question - will there be an ULC operator that will try 3-3 seating? That will be cramped for sure.

Quoting r2rho (Reply 17):
Basically, if it meets the specs claimed by Sukhoi, it is lighter than the E190/195, and the engines are (high single digits) more fuel efficient. It has less range than the Ejets (though more than enough for RJ operations).

I am also curious - will this product be suitable for US operations - in particular - for transcons such as JFK-PDX or JFK-SEA?


User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

Quoting anrec80 (Reply 18):
I am also curious - will this product be suitable for US operations - in particular - for transcons such as JFK-PDX or JFK-SEA?

The SSJ is a regional jet and wasn't designed for transcons. Nevertheless, US carriers definitely have found uses for a 75-95 seat, 2400nm (range of SSJ-ER) aircraft, with their fleet of ERJ-190 and CRJ-700/900.

Suitable, yes. Timing I'm not so sure with so many fairly new C and E-jets in the US skies already.

That said, many congratulations to Russia for finally coming up with what seems to be a viable, competitive product with plenty of orders!

[Edited 2011-06-18 11:52:10]

[Edited 2011-06-18 11:55:45]

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
Congrats to Sukhoi & Aeroflot on this milestone!
Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
Agreed, always great to see a new type enter service, wish her good tailwinds.
Quoting Pacific (Reply 19):
That said, many congratulations to Russia for finally coming up with what seems to be a viable, competitive product with plenty of orders!

My congratulations for the new Aircraft in a new Fleet and wish them the best and many happy landings. I'm sure that this is the great product in to the jet age for Sukhoi Civil and hope they get great orders soon to provide this in Europe and other continents soon.
And if not then will have to book a ticket on SU to get the experience.  



Next Flt: ZRH-SAW-ALA Rtn on (5-13.April.14)
User currently offlinepylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

I've just learned that Mexican InterJet ordered 34" pitch in Y instead of standard 32".
Which makes me think that they have plans beyond Mexico.
I can imagine that SSJ may enter the States from an unexpected direction  


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7523 posts, RR: 43
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Wonder how many seats will they have in the aggregate? 90-ish?


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Quoting pylon101 (Reply 21):
I can imagine that SSJ may enter the States from an unexpected direction

I agree. I've always thought that it is the perfect showcase for the SSJ in THE market.


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