This is awesome! Yakutsk-based Yakutia Airlines has unveiled its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 in its full colour scheme. Here it is right after the painting work was completed and three years after the air company signed for a pair of the twinjets. Cool, isn’t it?
FlightGlobal.com is breaking the following news:
Yakutia Airlines is the second Russian customer to use the aircraft on regular flights. The first one was Aeroflot.
Earlier this year Sukhoi conducted tests at Tiksi to ensure that the Superjet’s avionics and navigation systems would function correctly at high latitudes.
Yakutia agreed to take the aircraft under a deal linked to Russian lessor Finance Leasing Company, and originally planned to take delivery in 2011.
Last year the airline signed a support pact covering maintenance of the Superjet’s PowerJet SaM146 engines.
Yakutia’s fleet includes a mix of Soviet-era and Western-built types as well as the post-Soviet Antonov An-140 turboprop. The airline has expressed initial interest in the Bombardier Q400 for modernisation and took part in a Q400 demonstration roadshow at Yakutsk in mid-2012.
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