LONDON – Aeroflot has this week received their 48th Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100. 

The 48th aircraft in question is RA-89110. Rather than reporting on the airline’s 50th delivery, this aircraft is being dedicated to some local Russian history.

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The aircraft has been unveiled in the name of Mikhail Gromov, who made aviation history in 1937 by flying from Moscow to San Jacinto in California in a time of 62 hours and 17 minutes in a Tupolev ANT-25.

Gromov was also known for flying long distances with colleagues. June to September 1925 saw Gromov fly alongside nine other pilots between Moscow and Tokyo.

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RA-89110 will be configured via two classes, offering 12 seats in Business Class and 75 seats in Economy. 

The airline is currently edging closer towards the magic number of 50. Their SuperJets have a current fleet age of 2.8 years on average.