Aeroflot seeks compensation over SuperJet delays
Aeroflot confirmed it is drafting compensation proposals to be presented to the company’s board and to the Russian Federal Government over delays in the delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet100 regional jets (Moscow Times/ RIA Novosti, 18-Apr-2011). Initial deliveries were scheduled to commence at the end of 2008 and a number of revised deadlines have been passed. The carrier has also admitted there are concerns with regard to technical specifications of aircraft compared to the purchase contracts Aeroflot has signed. Aeroflot is due to commence SSJ 100 services on 15-May-2011. The airline has firm orders for 30 SSJ 100s and options for another 15 aircraft.