Apr 19, 2011

First Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 in Yerevan

A handover ceremony of the first Sukhoi Superjet-100 that arrived in Armenia was held at the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan, Tuesday.  
President of the Armavia airline Mikhail Bagdasarov, Director General of the Sukhoi OJSC Mikhail Poghosyan, Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin, and other officials attended the ceremony.
The airline paid $24 million for the jet. This July, the airline plans to purchase another 98-seater. The airline plans to purchase three other jets within a year if the new jets prove their worth.
“Sukhoi Superjet-100 will make 1.5-2-hour-long flights to Moscow, Sochi, as well as to cities of Ukraine,” Bagdasarov said.
Responding to Armenian News-NEWS.am’s question, he said that the jet will make its maiden flight to Sochi on April 20.

Source: news.am

Celebrations as First Superjet 100 is Delivered

The first Sukhoi Superjet 100 jet was delivered to launch customer Armavia (of Armenia) today at Zvartnots airport, with the aircraft being named after the first man in space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Sukhoi general director Mikhail Pogosyan said: "The delivery of the first production aircraft is the key milestone of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 project.  The event opens a new stage for the programme - the beginning of commercial operation and full-scale serial production."
Armavia ordered the aircraft in September 2007, and plans to use its aircraft on flights to Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and Ukraine. Airline owner Mikhail Bagdasarov remarked: "We are very grateful for such an aircraft.  This is definitely a great milestone for the Russian aerospace industry, because the SSJ100 is in fact the first production aircraft of modern Russia, created in partnership with world-wide aerospace leaders.  We congratulate everybody with such a significant achievement!"
The Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is manufactured by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in partnership with Alenia Aeronautica. The companies have a joint sales organisation for international sales, SuperJet International, which is based in Venice, Italy. The SSJ 100 is powered by two Powerjet SaM146 turbofan engines - Powerjet being a joint venture between Russia's NPO Saturn and Snecma of France.

Source: eraa.org

First Sukhoi Superjet 100 delivered to Armenian airline

The first Sukhoi Superjet 100, Russia's newest commercial plane, was delivered to the Armenian airline Armavia on Tuesday. 
The plane was named after Yury Gagarin, the first man in space, in a glitzy ceremony at Yerevan's Zvartnots airport. 
Armavia head Mikhail Bagdasarov said the plane will head for Moscow on its first flight on Wednesday.  Sukhoi currently has over 120 confirmed orders for the Superjet, the bulk from Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot. 
The company is seeking to sell at least 800 planes, more than half to foreign airlines.

Source: en.rian.ru

Armavia takes delivery of first Superjet 100

Armenian flag-carrier Armavia has taken delivery of the first serially-produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet. The hand-over ceremony took place today at the airline's base airport, Yerevan Zvartnots.

 © Superjet International
Armavia's cockpit crew piloted the aircraft from Sukhoi manufacturing plant KnAAPO in Komsomolsk-on-Amur with a landing in Novosibirsk.
The carrier's representative in Moscow, Gagik Sarkisyan, says it will enter commercial service in a few days following completion of its registration.

 © Superjet International
"Most likely, we'll deploy the Superjet 100 on the premier Yerevan-Moscow route for an inaugural flight," he says, adding that Armavia is expecting to take the next delivery in May.
The aircraft has been named "Yuri Gagarin" to honour the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight. It was due to enter service last week.

By Tom Zaitsev

Source: flightglobal.com

First Russian ”Superjet 100” delivered to Armavia

The company Sukhoi Civil Aircraft delivered on Monday the first Superjet 100 to a launch customer. Armenia’s flight company Armavia received the first of two ordered aircrafts of that type. In total Sukhoi has confirmed orders for 170 Superjets.  The brand new "Superjet 100" is replacing an outdated Tu-134 aircraft. The first plane was named "Yurij Gagarin" by “Armavia”. According to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft there are at the present moment confirmed orders for 170 Superjets. Also Aeroflot is expected to receive – even delayed - its first “Superjets” during this year.  Meanwhile, last week Transport Minister Igor Levitin said that Aeroflot was mulling over punitive sanctions against Sukhoi Civil Aircraft because they failed to deliver the planes in time. Initially it was agreed that the aircraft will be delivered in late 2010. But due to delays in obtaining the certificate, the dates were postponed. (Source: Voice of Russia)

Source: russia-media.ru

Apr 16, 2011

Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 to arrive in Armenia on April 19

The Russian airliner “Sukhoi Superjet” will arrive in Armenia on April 19 without delays, Spokeswoman for Armavia Air Company Nana Avetisova told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
According to her, “Sukhoi Superjet” is designed to carry out short distance flights. “It is already agreed that the new aircraft will make flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and cities of Ukraine,” she said.
Asked on the price for the new aircraft, Avetisova said that it is a commercial issue. “I can say that the liner is designed for 98 passengers. Moreover, Armenia is the only country in the region with “Sukhoi Superjet-100,” she noted.
The leadership of Russia’s Aeroflot is going to offer the Russian government to fine the company for violation of terms of receiving the aircraft.
It was reported earlier that the first flight of Sukhoi Superjet-100 will be carried out on the Day of Astronautics on April 12.

Source: news.am

Apr 15, 2011

Armavia’s owner purchased no airport – spokesperson

Owner of the Armenian national carrier Armavia has not purchased an airport in Slovakia, spokesperson for the company told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Nana Avetisova dismissed press reports stressing Mikhail Baghdasarov has not purchased any airport.
Spokesperson also denied rumors about delay in paying wages to the company’s employees.
“I can assure you that our employees receive salaries on time,” she said.
Earlier today Armenian Zhamanak (The Time) newspaper reported referring to its sources that Mikhail Baghdasarov had purchased an airport in Slovakia which, newspaper assumes, might cause delays in paying wages to company’s employees.

Source: news.am

Apr 13, 2011

Armavia misses key date for Superjet handover

Armavia has missed the planned handover date for taking the first Sukhoi Superjet 100, although it has signed a technical acceptance agreement for the aircraft.  It was intending to take the twinjet - aircraft 95007, named after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin - for operations on 12 April, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's first voyage into space.  But the handover was pushed back at least a week. Sukhoi says the Superjet has completed ground and flight tests and is "technically sound" and is ready for "immediate implementation of commercial flights".  Armavia representative Gagik Sarkisyan says, however: "There are minor technical issues and acceptance-related paperwork that remain to be tackled. But we still intend to receive the aircraft before May."

Source: flightglobal.com

Apr 4, 2011

Авиакомпания "Армавиа" осталась без лайнера Airbus А319

4 апреля 2011 г., Aviation Explorer –  Лизинговая компания International Lease Finance (ILFC) решила приостановить поставки новых узкофюзеляжных самолетов армянской авиакомпании "Армавиа".
Также стало известно, что  ILFC вернула себе один из уже поставленных в 2009 г. самолетов Airbus А319, который должен был эксплуатироваться "Армавией" до 2018 г. Возможно, данные шаги со стороны ILFC связаны с несоблюдением графика лизинговых платежей со стороны "Армавиа".
Сейчас в парке национального перевозчика Армении четыре самолета семейства А320. Кроме самолетов Airbus, в парке перевозчика эксплуатируются также Bombardier CRJ200 и ЯК-42 VIP, а в портфеле заказов есть два самолета российского производства Sukhoi Superjet 100, которые должны быть поставлены в апреле 2011 г., и опцион еще на две такие машины.
Источник: АТО.ru
Source: aex.ru