Russia’s governmental squadron starts Superjet 100 operation

Rossiya Squadron received two Superjet 100 in VIP configuration Rossiya Squadron received two aircraft in VIP configuration (Photo by Alexander Mishin /

Rossiya Special Flight Squadron started the operation of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft in July this year, RIA Novosti reported quoting United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). The latter is the parent company of SSJ 100 manufacturer – Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. The governmental airline received two aircraft in VIP configuration.

Rossiya Special Flight Squadron is a part of Russia’s presidential administration and is dealing with the transportation of the head of the state and other high-ranking officials.

The operation of two Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in Rossiya will show the viability of additional aircraft purchases, said the administration representative. He clarified that after performing test flights the aircraft have now started to carry passengers.

Beside Rossiya SSJ 100 in VIP configuration is also operated by the local business aviation operator RusJet. The aircraft of the type in passenger variant are now operated by the Russian airlines – Aeroflot (30 airframes), Gazpromavia (10), IrAero (four), Yakutia and Yamal (three aircraft each). 22 aircraft are operated by the Mexican carrier Interjet, two more – by the Irish Cityjet.

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