Adria to take first Sukhois in April


Adria Airways will take delivery of its first of fifteen Superjet 100 aircraft from Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in April 2019. The Slovenian carrier and the Russian plane manufacturer, which signed a Letter of Intent for the jets last month, must first ink a binding contract for the deliveries. The President of the Sukhoi Civil Aviation Company, Alexander Rubtsov, said, "We are working on that. I think that in the first quarter of next year we will sign the contract or maybe even earlier, in February, because based on our plans, the first deliveries are scheduled for April". According to Mr Rubtsov, Sukhoi will deliver both new and already built airframes to Adria. He noted that the planemaker has accumulated more than a dozen manufactured aircraft that have not been handed over to operators.

The SSJ100s will be deployed primarily on Adria-operated flights, while its existing Airbus and Bombardier equipment will be increasingly used for wet-lease purposes. According to Mr Rubtsov, the carrier's maintenance provider, Adria Tehnika, will play a "significant role" in servicing the jets. Adria Tehnika is a separate company from Adria Airways and is a Bombardier Authorised Service Facility. Its agreement with the Canadian plane manufacturer is set to last until 2021. However, the SCAC CEO also noted that the company will establish a joint venture for the maintenance and repair of Sukhoi aircraft at Ljubljana Airport. "That service platform will secure the operational reliability of SSJ100 aircraft in Europe”, he said.
The Superjet 100s will be supplied to Adria under a long-term lease and will be financed by European banks. The airline itself does not own any aircraft. Its two Bombardier CRJ700s are being leased until December 2019, one A319 will stay with the company until 2021, with the leasing contract for the other two Airbuses expiring in April and May 2022. The Slovenian carrier has four CRJ900s under contract until 2022, another two until 2026 and 2027, while one of the jets is being leased through a pay-by-the-hour agreement, where Adria pays its dues to the lessor based on aircraft utilisation. Adria Airways' CEO, Holger Kowarsch, previously said the Sukhoi jets will "completely support Adria's development strategy". "During the past two years we have been analysing the SSJ100 and came to the conclusion that all the technical and operational characteristics of this aircraft would suit our strategic goals the best”, he added.

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  1. I was secretly hoping they wouldn't firm up the orders :(

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    1. I was secretly hoping they would firm up the orders :)

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  2. So we will have them on scheduled flights from 2019 summer season.

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    1. Yes. I wonder which destinations will be the first with these planes.

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    2. Moscow would be fitting.

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    3. The way things are going after Aeroflot started Moscow-Ljubljana, I doubt Adria will keep this route.

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  3. Bravo Adria! Bravo Slovenija! Bravo Rusija!

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  4. " He noted that that the planemaker has accumulated more than a dozen manufactured aircraft that have not been handed over to operators."

    Says a lot about this airplane.

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    1. The first ones Adria gets will probably be the ones from stock, the grounded ones.

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    2. Also the Mexican Interjet is looking to get rid 7 of theirs pronto and slowly the rest of the fleet.
      Also the ones that used to fly for Brussels airlines on a wetlease arrangement are now available.

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    3. Will they also get cabin crew and pilots or will their own ones go for training?

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    4. They will be trained, and cost will be covered by Sukhoi.

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    5. If current crew are retrained, who will fly the CRJs for the wetlease customers? If Adria is going to expand the fleet, they will obviously have to hire more crew too. All at the same time as there is a pilot shortage in Europe, especially for regional jet aircraft (as experienced RJ pilots get offered better-paid jobs on bigger aircraft).

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    6. There is no pilot shortage in Europe, but there is a shortage of pilots willing to fly for peanuts.

      Adria will have to improve conditions for pilots if they want to expand. But as they have almost no money, I don't see this happening any time soon.

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    7. @Anon 14:22. You seem to be a pilot. :-)

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  5. Good luck, you will need lots of it...

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  6. Biggest mistake in Adria's 50+ history. From an airline with no Russian made planes throughout its entire existence, it will now have a predominately Russian fleet while wet leasing western made aircraft that everyone wants.

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    1. And in the end it wasn't communist Inex company that bought Russian planes for Adria. It was Germany's 4K Invest from Munich, EU.

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    2. Replacing the CRJ with another current-generation, heavier aircraft which burns more fuel per seat. Short sighted management at its best.

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    3. @9:24 you'd be surprized to know who is "actually" the 4K....

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  7. Something fishy going on here, I can't see why they need all these aircraft? Also their best Aircraft, the Crj's and Airbus are being wet leased out, whilst they transport their own passengers on inferior Sukhoi jets.

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    1. Clearly no European airline wants the SSJs even on a wet lease agreement.
      SN's experience with them was bad and further damaged the reputation of the Sukhoi.
      So JP will only wetlease the aircraft that are acceptable to foreigners (Airbuses and Crjs) and keep the SSJs for Slovenia.

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  8. As long as Adria is paying taxes I don't care what they do. They might even get some Cessna Caravans and start scheduled flights to Bled or Divača as far as I am concerned.

    As some other bloke here said: Good luck, they are going to need it!

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    1. Mybe you don't as many other Slovenians do but some still care. This company is very important for slovenian economy, it was sold stuffed with taxpayers money is fishy waters and taycooned as many other state owned slovenian companies. I cannot believe such an arogant mormones are having voting rights.

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    2. Whose fault was it that Adria fell into a state where it could only be sold for 100k€?

      Importance for economy? Most private companies in Slovenia that require international travel fly from surrounding airports (VIE, VCE, BUD, ZAG) since they are not willing to pay 500€+ per ticket to MUC or FRA. Lets be honest here, Adria is used mostly by government officials and lately by the gasto workforce in Germany.

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    3. @Anon 9:34. As per your logic we must be greatful to current Adria management. They are running the airline that should have already been bankrupt few years ago. It was key to our economy growth in past years.

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  9. But why Sukhoi? Why not some of Bombardiers newer planes?

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  10. I would have thought it would be unrealistic that they would shift from Bombardier fleet to Sukhois, especially with Ljubljana being the regional Bombardier maintenance service centre. Guess I was wrong.

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    1. Bombardiers need money, SSJs are probably given for close to scrap value.

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  11. Bombardier represent a far better fit and are reliable workhorses. I am not sure that Sukhoi could ever be described as such.

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    1. SSj100 is a poorly designed aircraft.

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    2. Here we go again. Why is it a poorly designed aircraft? Because it's Russian?

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    3. No. Because they have issues with engines, caused by some design mistake.

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    4. Yes, it's poorly designed because it's russian. CCCP could not come up with a single successful commercial aviation product ín the last 30 years.

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    5. Name one fuel efficient and reliable Russiam civilian aircraft and we'll believe you.

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    6. Reliable to western standards (in terms of dispatch reliability): TU 134, TU 154.

      Reliable&fuel efficient (in it's era): Il 18, Yak 42.

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    7. Not from 1970 but from the last 30 years please. Anyone buying Superjets because the IL-18 was a good aircraft 50 years ago is shooting himself ín he leg.

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    8. Well, from the last 30 years, it's Yak 42. TU 204 with RR engines would be economicaly viable if they kept improving the aircraft to have a two man cockpit. Even LH threathened Boing it would go for TU 204 cargo, when they discontinued MD 11 cargo. But they did not invest into that aircraft sufficiently. And now, they will invest and, indeed, You can expect some good Russian planes soon. RRJ would be perfect too, had the French not blown it with the engines.

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  12. A220 would have made much more sense.

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    1. A220 makes no sense for JP. They're unable to maintain it.

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  13. Congrats Adria. 15 aircraft is huge. Those Sukhois will look nice in Adria's livery.

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    1. If only that was all that mattered!

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  14. I think Adria will also inspire other smaller regional carriers to buy or lease the Ruski jets.
    Please, don't call it Sukhoi. It's called Super Jet. If you are not familiar, inform yourself on Internet...
    Hopefully, relations with Russia will improve even better.
    Aeroflot also started sending bigger machines to LJU, which is a clear indication of the warm relations between Словениа § Россия.

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    1. "Please, don't call it Sukhoi. It's called Super Jet. "

      Why not? That's like saying don't call the Dreamliner a Boeing 787.

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    2. But it is a Sukhoi, they build it. It's not a Chicken Superjet.

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    3. @anon 9:38 maybe because of this.
      Quote: ¨The #Sukhoi Superjet 100 is dead, long live the #Superjet 100! After the shares of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft were transferred to #Irkut, Russian conglomerate #UAC proceeded to change the name of its regional aircraft https://t.co/qt1Ks8meyZ

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    4. Thank you for the link, anon 09:58. This way you are educating the moaning kids here.
      I <3 U.

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    5. Yes, remove Sukhoi from the name and suddenly it's the best aircraft on the market. It's like making a big drama when someone says CSeries instead of A220.

      Still the same bloody airplane.

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  15. Company is obviously going in a new direction.

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    1. They've been going in that direction for years now.

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  16. So much negativity just because it's Sukhoi. Grow up people.

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    1. Sve ovo mi deluje kao novogodisnja fantazija.Da avio kompanija koja grca u dugovima i u koju je moralo da se upumpa 10 mil. evra da bi odrzala likvidnost,uvodi u flotu nove avione je cista ludost. Koliko samo kostati obuka pilota za nov avion plus kolko vise goriva trose Suhoi od postojecih i na kraju ako im je LF trnutno oko 65%,kolki ce tek biti sa povecanjem kapaciteta.Sve ovo mi u naj manju ruku deluje nelogicno.

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    2. The negativity is mostly supported by facts. If no independant airline ordered or is happy with the aircraft after 10 years of service... You have to face the reality.

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  17. Sve ovo mi deluje kao novogodisnja fantazija.Da avio kompanija koja grca u dugovima i u koju je moralo da se upumpa 10 mil. evra da bi odrzala likvidnost,uvodi u flotu nove avione je cista ludost. Koliko samo kostati obuka pilota za nov avion plus kolko vise goriva trose Suhoi od postojecih i na kraju ako im je LF trnutno oko 65%,kolki ce tek biti sa povecanjem kapaciteta.Sve ovo mi u naj manju ruku deluje nelogicno.

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  18. This year the 16 - SSJ 100 operators experienced more problems than anticipated due to durability of the SaM.1460s combustor. This year SCAC shipped 22 - SSJ100's and placed six used against the earlier plan of total 30 deliveries, due to shortage of turbofans. Over the course of several years, a typical time of SAM.146 repair has come down from one year to 60 to 70 days. Meanwhile, the stock of used airplanes now grounded but fit for sservice, which number about dozen jets, will gradually melt away. SCAC intends to put them with Adria Airways, Russia's Azimuth Airlines, and some smaller such as a sturtup carrier in Thailand.

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  19. Would go out of my way to book an Adria Flight just to fly on the SSJ and and another frame to my list.

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    1. I would go out of my way to avoid them.

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    2. Me too. We are two already. I would like to fly on the SSJ.

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  20. 2021 Ex Yu post: Adria disposes of Sukhoi fleet following reliability/efficiency woes.

    Final repositioning crew flown home from Moscow on Aviolet B737.

    Calling it! ;)

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  21. exciting times for Adria

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  22. I must admit I'm shocked. Not in a bad way, just did not think Adria would ever get Sukhois.

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  23. This Sukhoi business looks like the last major decision this company will be making unfortunately.

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  24. We all see how many components have been produced out of Russia and built in this jet.

    What about the sanctions to Russia? Are these components excluded from it?

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  25. I don't get all this hate because the aircraft are from Russia. Have anyone of you ever flown with the SSJ100? If you have, what do you think Bombardier is superior.

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    1. It has a well proven record to be unreliable and uneconomic. Eventhough Sukhoi sells it as a new aircraft, it is actually a very old design. If you want to see a new aircraft, take a look at the A220, and even the A220 is a 12 year old design.

      I really hope that Adria is getting these jets for free.

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    2. They probably are. Close to free.

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    3. Only Indonesia Crash is the only one I can think of.
      Armavia had issues with the engines and returned them to the manufacturer. Problems with Engine Teeth.

      Aeroflot currently uses them daily not only in motherland Russia but Kontinental Europe.

      No need to panic, safe rekord is real good.

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    4. Unreliable does not mean that the aircraft has a stained safety record.

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    5. Add to that a crash during test flight in Keflavik in 2013.

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  26. They are a 100% privately owned company. They can do whatever they please and want.

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    1. +1 this. Many people still don't get this.

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    2. The issue is that this company although private has a significant role in the Slovenian economy and Ljubljana Airport.

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    3. The Slovenian government should have retained a 20% share in the company so they could have some control over 4k.

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    4. True. Would be nice if government would not be willing to pay millions per year for overpriced BRU tickets to the said private company though.

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    5. They cannot do whatever they want. They do the public service. Fortunately they operate in highly regulated industry and their operating license could be revoked easily.

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  27. This looks to me like 4K's plan to sell Adria. Improve revenue, increase passenger numbers, replace entire fleet and sell. Done.

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    1. I'm not sure anyone would buy an airline with 15 Sukhois in its fleet. Unless they plan to sell it to some Russian airline.

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  28. A good opportunity to update the Adria livery.

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    1. My thoughts too. It would be nice if they added some color.

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  29. SSJ100s will be a big change for employees.

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  30. However you slice it there is not a single airline on this Earth which works economically with using only russian-built aircraft. Something tells me Adria will not be the first one who can make it. End of story.

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    1. Agree. That's the end in sight.

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  31. For those interested:

    Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) this year shipped 22 new SSJ100 regional jets and placed six used aircraft against the earlier plan of 30 total deliveries, due partly to a shortage of PowerJet SaM.146 turbofans, according to company CEO Alexander Roubtsov. The plan for next year calls for 28 to 30 deliveries, including 22 new from the factory and six to eight aircraft from the existing stock. The following years will see a rise in shipments to more than 30, he added.

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-12-26/scac-cites-engine-shortage-ssj-delivery-slowdown

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  32. Replacing the CRJ with amother current-generation, heavier aircraft which burns more fuel per seat. Short sighted management at its best.

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    1. But they've done "extensive research" and found that it "matched the requirements perfectly" :D

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  33. Next up Adria to buy Ilyushin.

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    1. LOL!
      IL-62 would be perfect. So they could start long-haul as well, after all these profits made on short and medium-haul. LOL!

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    2. An-24 to replace Saab 2000, SSJ100 to replace CRJ and Tu-154 to replace A319.

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  34. The deal won't be signed, they will go bankrupt by February. This is all fluff on part of 4K to squeeze the last euros before the contractors start demanding from JP to pay up the accumulated IOU's. JP is broke, they have no money left.

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    1. Like Madonna sings: "I've heard it all before and I can't take it anymore".
      We've been hearing this "bankruptcy chorus" over and over again and it never happened.

      Lets leave the typical scaremongering, shall we?

      Adria will not go bankrupt and the Russian toys will arrive in spring.

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  35. A carrier that doesn't possess any of its own planes is an airline in name only. Assets-zero.

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    1. It's not exactly true. Slovenian goverment when sold out JP for 200K EUR allso payed off all the debts and transfet the full ownership also to the assets. There are some, worth more than a million. In addition there are non-financial assets available too.
      Now I ask you to name two airlines in Europe who OWNS the airplanes the utilize in their fleet?

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  36. another hazardous move by Adria

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  37. Does anybody know the listing price of a superjet? I can imagine that it's much lower than a A319

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    1. It costs 50 million dollars approx.

      http://www.scac.ru/en/products/list-prices/

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  38. https://www.vedomosti.ru/business/articles/2018/11/21/787112-ssj100-malo-letaet

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    1. One really has to wonder what Adria has gotten itself into.

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  39. Yupp, they should've bought some 737MAX - when it chrashes in Indonesia, at least You can't tell why it happened...

    Isn't it so, dear Russophobes?

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    1. SSJ100 also crashed in Indonesia.

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    2. Even Russian media talk bad about this plane...

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    3. Yes, for a KNOWN REASON - pilot error.

      And what about 737MAX? What about TK's 737NG that chrashed in AMS a decade ago? Has the technical problem been fixed sunce? Nope.

      But, hey, it's a good US corporation, for sure they wouldn't put peoples' lives in jeopardy, would they?

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    4. leave them anon 11:40, the typical anti-russians.
      Russia is not a bad word, leave politics alone once and for all!!
      Russia is a land of scientists, physicians, internet hackers with brains, they have been making planes for almost 75 years.
      Peterbourg is a bourgeoisie city and also the intelect of the nation.

      Hopefully alles is gut fur Adria und Sukhoi

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    5. TK's crash in AMS was mostly pilot error too. 3 pilots in the flight deck and nobody cared to watch the airspeed or the thrust lever position.

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    6. Everything crashes in Indonesia. Even superman would crash if he was from there.

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  40. They should buy Bombardier CS300 - Airbus A220.

    Not the junk one SSJ100!!

    Adria's fault!!!
    Business will go down you will see.

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    1. They should, but with what money?

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  41. What are the active SSJ100 operators outside of Russia?

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    1. Cityjet (Ireland)
      Comlux (Kazakhstan)
      Interjet (Mexico)
      Kazakhstan National Security Comittee
      Thailand Air Force

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    2. Cityjet are returning all theirs (probably these are the ones destined for Adria) next March when the SN deal is prematurely ended.

      Interjet are reducing their fleet by 7 as per latest plans.

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    3. Which means only 12 Sukhoi Superjets will be left active outside Russia (except Adria). I dont have anything with Russia or Russian planes, but its quite obvious how bad this plane is.

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  42. I can swear that this morning I saw title: "Adria to fake first Sukhois in April" :-P
    So much about Adria and subconsciousness.

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  43. Will JP revise the possibility of resuming flights to JFK like it had in the past?
    Or perhaps a new long haul route to either Canada or Japan?
    Not sure if there are currently long haul Russian planes? Only the Ilyushin-62 but it's quite outdated.

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    1. I am sure LJU - JFK would work, but not with the fleet it has now. They should consider getting a 767.

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    2. Yes but imagine a fleet of Saab, Bombardier, Sukhoi and Boeing. It would be the craziest fleet in the world.

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    3. Imaš Il96 kojeg koristi Cubana

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  44. Upravo je objavljeno da Tajland kupuje novih 6 ssj 100. Osim toga, po pilotima City Jeta na radu u Brussels airlines -u, radi se o veoma dobrom avionu. Dakle, neće biti veliko iznenađenje ako ubrzo bude još ozbiljnih naruđbi.

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  45. Where are the Sukhoit pilots coming from? Are the pilots included in the deal?

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  46. I wonder if they are subsidised that would probably make them a good buy. The aircraft is actually good. The problem was that Russia needs to learn more about how to deal with parts and maintaining the aircraft this coursed a drastic lose in interest. While let's exclude Iran who does not have a choose in aircraft due to Sanction's,developing countries could have bought this aircraft and make it work due to the low price. Maybe with Adria's teck can get them flying 10 to 14 hours a day let's wait and see

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  47. Now, Adria, being an official Star Alliance member for quite a while now needs to follow a specific strategy. Yes, Adria is officially considered as the Alliance's official, regional feeding airline:

    https://www.staralliance.com/en/member-airline-details?airlineCode=JP

    Adria is a regional feeder and carrier with its head office and primary hub at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, with a secondary hub in Pristina. Today the majority of Adria Airways business is in scheduled flights, offering more than 200 connections per week from Ljubljana.

    So here, what makes Adria unique is that it serves a significant number of business travellers.

    If the Super Jets are introduced, they need to consider business class and client pampering.
    Being a feeder of bigger Star Alliance airlines it needs to comply with their needs.

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  48. Very high performance aircraft,and very cheap maintenance costs.

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  49. Veoma ekonomican i snazan avion

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  50. https://aviationanalyst.co.uk/2018/11/30/the-european-airline-making-a-huge-russian-mistake/

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  51. Avion je sasvim OK,dobar kvalitet,ekonomican jednostavan za servis i izgleda sjajno u retro livery bilo koje aviokompanije osobito u boji Adria Airways.

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  52. Novi i veoma moderan avion Sukhoi 100 superjet kosta oko 22 milona dolara sto je veoma razumna i prihvatljiva cjena,Adria je dobila i fantastican popust od 16% i otplatu bez kamate dugi niz godina.Tako to rade prijatelji-Bravo momci.

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