Aeroflot has taken delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA). The planes have been named in honour of Alexey Semenkov, military figure and two-star general, and after Boris Osipov, an honoured Soviet pilot.

Both aircraft were transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease from Sberbank Leasing. The total order for SSJ-100 stands at 30 aircraft.

The Irish airline will lease 15 SSJ100 aircraft with an option for additional 16 planes for $1billion.

The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by SCA in cooperation with Alenia Aeronautica. The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a dual-class configuration, and has a flight range of 2,400 km. The SSJ-100 received certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in January 2011.