Transaero Airlines announced that it has signed a firm order with Sukhoi Aircraft for six Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The airline also placed an option for an additional ten future aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2015.
The aircraft will be delivered in a two-class 90-seat configuration, eight seats in business class and 82 in economy.
The Sukhoi Superjet currently operates with Aeroflot, which has seven aircraft, and Armavia with one. According to reports, Sukhoi has firm orders for 174 SSJ100s.
The program had a setback when a Superjet crashed on a demonstration flight in Indonesia on May 9th, 2012, killing all 45 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Sukhoi has indicated that the crash has not altered their plans for the program.