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Aeroflot Gets 10th Superjet

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft signed over the latest Superjet 100 to Aeroflot, bringing the flagship carrier's fleet of the mid-range airliners to 10.

The aircraft, named after Soviet Air Marshal Boris Bugayev, was formally handed over after both sides signed a certificate of delivery in Ulyanovsk on Monday, Sukhoi Civil Aviation said.

The plane will fly from Ulyanovsk to Moscow on Wednesday.

The regional airliner is the first new aircraft to be designed and built in Russia since the Soviet collapse, but its introduction has been plagued by technical problems, which caused Aeroflot to say it was billing Sukhoi for downtime caused by the jet in April.

(MT)

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