Sukhoi traditions: SSJ100 special livery for Atlas Jet and Centre-South Airlines
Moscow, April 3. On 2 of April 2014 as part of “Sukhoi” design bureau 75-th birthday celebration, “Atlas Jet” Sukhoi Superjet 100 presentation took place in Zhukovsky, the aircraft will become part of Moscow carrier “Center-South” fleet and will be operated for “Atlas Jet”. The peculiarities of SSJ100 MSN 95015 livery are the corporate colors of new Customer and the “Sukhoi” symbolics.
Leading aircraft developer and manufacturer, design bureau “Sukhoi” celebrates its 75-th birthday in July 2014. On 29 of July 1939 design bureau was founded, and Pavel Sukhoi was appointed Chief Engineer.
On the threshold of “Sukhoi” jubilee celebration it was decided to give the aircraft the name of Sergey Melnikov, Hero of Russia.
Sergey Melnikov took part in design and development of new aircraft and also performed flight tests of Su-17, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30, Su-34, Su-35, Su-33.
Pavel Sukhoi’s work had huge impact over Russian aircraft industry. Every year design bureau “Sukhoi” strengthens its leading positions as leading developer and manufacturer of both military and civil aircraft.
Today “Su” aircraft and their modifications are more than 60% of frontline Russian Air Force and also the “Su” fighters are in the armies of more than 30 countries worldwide and are delivered to South-East Asia, Latin America and Middle East. More than 100 aircraft types were created and more than 60 of them were in serial production. Total number of produced aircraft surpasses 10000. More than 50 world records were made on “Su” fighters.
In 2000 Sukhoi Company established JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” aimed at creation civil aircraft. Design bureau “Sukhoi” played important role in first modern Russian civil aircraft RRJ-95 (Sukhoi Superjet 100) creation.
SSJ100 (MSN 95015) is second aircraft of this type in the fleet of “Center-South”. On 21 of March 2014 first SSJ100 (MSN 95012) was delivered to the Customer and the very next day it started to perform charter flights, the first took NASA delegation to “Baikonur”.
SSJ100 were delivered to first Customers in 2011. Today regional jet Sukhoi Superjet 100 is present in fleet of 5 Russian carriers such as Aeroflot, Yakutia, Moskovia, Gazprom Avia and Center-South and in 3 foreign carriers — Interjet (Mexico), Sky Aviation (Indonesia) and Lao Central (Laos). SSJ100 performed more 27 000 commercial flights and more 40 000 flight hours.