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Aeroflot to sign contract for purchase of up to 100 SSJ-100 aircraft

Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft Sergei Savostianov/TASS
Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft
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VLADIVOSTOK, September 10. /TASS/. Aeroflot will sign a contract to purchase up to 100 SSJ-100 aircraft (Sukhoi Superjet-100) on September 10 on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

"Today, late in the evening local time, Putin will inspect the exhibition of advanced development territories and will launch several enterprises in videoconference mode. In addition, today in the presence of the president, Aeroflot and Sukhoi sign another big contract for the delivery of up to 100 aircrafts for the airline," Peskov said.

At the end of August, Aeroflot announced that it plans to receive another 50 SSJ-100 aircraft in the coming years, in addition to its fleet of 50 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. In addition, another 50 MC-21 aircraft are expected to be delivered. Aeroflot was also considering the possibility of additionally increasing the fleet of domestically manufactured aircraft.

Aeroflot is the largest operator of SSJ-100 aircraft in Russia.