Wayfarer515 wrote:alfa164 wrote:Wayfarer515 wrote:XA-VAS,XA-VER and very soon XA-PPY and XA-DAS will be flying again. If they can reach an agreement with Safran-Powerjet they could make all their SSJ fleet airworthy again, and have an all SSJ fleet would be good for the manufacturer, the power plant provider and the airline, expect some announcement about this very soon.
Maybe good for the manufacturer and the power plant provider, but the SSJ has never been good for any airline that was flying it. Just sayin'....
I beg to differ https://simpleflying.com/azimuth-airlin ... jet-fleet/
You can beg all you want, but finding one Russian airline, with 11 frames, flying less than a year-and-a-half, who seems to be satisfied with the plane.... that is hardly a hearty endorsement. In the meantime its other, previous operators have not been so "lucky":
April 2011, the first production aircraft was handed over to Armavia. It cancelled the contract for a second aircraft, and tried to return the first in August of 2012, citing reliability problems. It also cancelled its option for another two aircraft;
March 2012: the six aircraft operated by Aeroflot were flying 3.9 hours/day instead of the standard 8–9 hours due to failures and parts delivery delays, and the airline asked for compensation. Aeroflot's CEO later noted that the airline might never have ordered any SSJs had it not been under state control;
September 2013; Interjet took the first of their eventual 22 aircraft. By January of 2018, at least 4 of them were grounded and being cannibalized for parts, in an attempt to keep the remainder of the fleet operational. By May of last year, Interjet was trying to sell all 20 of the frames it owned; only 5 of them were actually operational;
June 2016, the Irish carrier CityJet took its first SSJ100. By February 2019, all its (5) planes were grounded, and they planned to sell them to Adria, which had ordered 15. Adria cancelled that order shortly thereafter. Its four SSJ's that were wet-leased to Brussels Airways were replaced by CRJ1000's;
August 2018, Russian regional carrier Yakutia Airlines considered withdrawing their SSJs, after two were grounded because their engines were removed after 1,500-3,000 cycles, below the 7,000 specified, and no replacements were available; By October 2018, Yakutia had six of the planes, but only three were operational;
May 2019, Yamal Airlines, the second-largest Russian SSJ operator with 16 frames, announced the cancellation of its order for 10 further SSJs, citing high servicing costs.
So good luck to Azimuth Airlines; may this farce be with you...
https://www.vedomosti.ru/business/artic ... a_stoyanku
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ed-airline
https://blueswandaily.com/brussels-airl ... aft-early/
http://www.rusaviainsider.com/yakutia-s ... nd-repair/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russ ... SKCN1SC1CB