Aviastar-SP customizing Superjets
At the end of June, Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar-SP, a subsidiary of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), completed interior installation and cabin system checks on a Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jet. The aircraft is in production at Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC, also part of the UAC).
Aviastar-SP’s SSJ100 project manager Viktor Gerasimov says the work involved installing passenger seats, four galleys, and three lavatories with diaper changing stations. The interior job features customized window and side panels, carpeting, and overhead bins. The cabin management systems were also tested.
The aircraft thus outfitted, RA-89097, is owned by State Transport Leasing Corporation (GTLK) and is intended for Aeroflot. Exterior painting of all the SSJ100s operated by Russia’s flagship carrier is also done in Ulyanovsk, by Spektr-Avia.
Aeroflot currently operates 30 SSJ100s with a seating capacity for 87 passengers in two classes (12 in business and 75 in economy).
RA-89097 is believed to be part of the new 20-ship batch to be ordered by Aeroflot at MAKS 2017.
Aviastar-SP has been observing a surge in demand for SSJ100 work this year. Whereas throughout 2016 the company completed 11 Superjets, in the first half of 2017 alone it serviced eight such airliners.
By Ivan Volodin
Russian Aviation Insider
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