Adria allocated first two Sukhois

The Sukhoi Civil Aviation Company has allocated the first two of fifteen Superjet 100 aircraft for Adria Airways. According to the "Planespotters" portal, the first two jets will be registered S5-AFL and S5-AFM in Slovenia. The first, which is due for delivery, is just over two years old and was formerly operated by CityJet. The second aircraft, which is also two years old, is one of more than a dozen manufactured that have not been handed over to operators in the past. Both are the RRJ-95 variant, meaning they can seat a maximum of 98 passengers and are the largest version of the jet.

The second of the two aircraft, which have been allocated to Adria at this point, is the long range version of the Superjet. As a result, it can fly up to 4.578 kilometres compared to the 3.048 kilometre range of the other aircraft. The SSJ100 has a single-engine option, the SaM146, manufactured by France's Safran in cooperation with Russia’s United Engines. The Russian manufacturer is already planning a new generation of the regional jet with extended capacity, new wings and new engines, which is expected to appear after 2025. The Superjet 100s will be supplied to Adria under a long-term lease and will be financed by European banks.

The President of the Sukhoi Civil Aviation Company, Alexander Rubtsov, previously said Adria would likely take delivery of its first SSJ100s in April. However, in order for this to materialise, the Letter of Intent signed between the manufacturer and the Slovenian carrier must first be firmed up. The Russian Minister for Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, said late last month, "I expect that the orders will be firmed up in the near future. The contract is quite complex and entails both the delivery of new SSJ100s, as well as the decommissioning of the CityJet aircraft of the same type which will be transferred to Adria". He added, "We will be able to start deliveries in 2019. It will take two years for all of the contracted aircraft to be delivered".




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  1. Had no idea there was a long range version of the SSJ. Seems these planes are coming to Adria after all.

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  2. So those comments made by some people here a few days ago that the Suhkois won't come and that the pilots training for the type have been recalled back to Ljubljana are not true?

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    1. I think it's the same people who come on here and spread all sorts of fake news about many different topics. SSJ will be a game changer for JP and LJU. I hope they launch DXB or DOH in cooperation with EK or QR.

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    2. Well that could have happened after the first two aircraft were selected for JP. But I don't know if it's true or not.

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    3. Yes, pilots were called back home from their type rating. Background negotiations are still taking place, the main point of disagreement between Sukhoi and Adria is the 4K's insistance, that Sukhoi injects JP with fresh capital. Which would basically mean that Sukhoi is paying Adria to fly their jets.

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    4. And that probably ties in with those rumors that Sukhoi would become an Adria shareholder.

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    5. Hopefully they will resolve those issues.

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    6. If they don't they are stuffed. They already wetleased half of their fleet for this summer.

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    7. This airline is a soap opera.

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    8. What soap opera? This is how all legacy flag carrier Star Alliance airlines operate on a daily basis. :D

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    9. Do they? I don't see Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss have similar problems.

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  3. What is the configuration on the SSJ100s? 2-2 or 3-3?

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    1. It's 3-2 actually.

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    2. The CityJet cabins looked very nice. Hope they keep them. Seats seem to have much more padding than Adria's
      https://www.aex.ru/photo/cityjetSSJ100/IMG_8724.jpg

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    3. It would be nice if they had a true business class :D
      https://apex.aero/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Sukhoi-SportJet-2.jpg

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    4. ^No chance.

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    5. Somone mentioned as good idea for JP to introduce DXB setvixe. When FZ returned B38M to service what passengers will prefer on the route: MAX or SSJ?

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    6. EK 777-300ER to ZAG. ;)

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    7. Very unlikely SSJ would make from DXB to LJU without fuel stop, at least not on all occasions. Direct distance is 4300km and you usually never fly exactly direct around Middle East. Plus if there is really strong wind from the west, it will reduce range significantly.

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    8. That's similar to Adria's CRJ which was recently doing a charter from Ljubljana to Hurghada and had to land in Larnaca because the plane couldn't make it because of strong winds.

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  4. Sukhoi has more than dozen aircraft that are produced and were not sold to airlines? What those that show about product?

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    1. Well at least they are not grounded worldwide like some other aircraft.

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    2. This can show one of this:

      1. there is no market for that product.
      or
      2. the product is not good enought, compared with the competition.
      or
      3. the marketing isn't good enought to fight the propaganda.

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    3. I think it is number 3. Simply, western companies don't want to buy Russian aircraft, no matter that half of the components on the plane are western made.

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    4. You do know that their complain is not about product, but about support. Simply as that, Russian are negligence, don't care about support of the product and that is making living hell for airlines. Just because of that all 3 operators return planes.

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    5. Guys, these planes are not safe. They break all the time and spend more time on a ground than in the air. You think CitiJet are stupid? They also bought them thinking they got a fantastic deal... if they can't make money on them you think Adria can? Yes, I also used Adria few times - it's pretty much one way ticket. Every other return flight is canceled

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    6. Slovenes are Slavic and they have experience with Russian stuff during communist times. The Irish don't. The Mexicans neither. It's a matter of historical heritage.
      I think these planes will be in good hands and Adria will know much better on how to deal with them.

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    7. Dear anon 11:36, there are many crazy comments here, but this one really takes the cake ...

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  5. I hope they start some new routes. Maybe certain routes with this aircraft will become more economical.

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    1. Dubai would be a good good route.

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    2. pa to gre vse do Bostona

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  6. Sukhoi deal is off the table because Russians have backed off...people who were on training for SSJ are back flying CRJ. Also 10m € capital injection should come from Sukhoi company...lets se how 4K will deal with situation that there is no one to give them money...

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    1. Adria is still hiring Sukhoi pilots
      http://jobs.ryanaviation.net/job/32087/ssj-100-type-rated-first-officer-and-captain

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    2. This would be best for Adria. They shouldn't take Sukhois.

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    3. I doubt that this deal will fall through. Already too much advanced into the whole thing.

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    4. So the order has been firmed up? I don't think so.

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    5. I think it is in Sukhois interest to sell these planes. They need a western operator urgently.

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    6. Sale usually involves money. Adria is in massive debt all around.

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    7. I'm pretty sure Sukhoi gave them a good deal.

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  7. I can't believe this is actually seriously happening.

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    1. I think it's still in the air and this statement proves it:

      ''The contract is quite complex and entails both the delivery of new SSJ100s, as well as the decommissioning ..''

      They are in the business of selling airplanes - if it's in their interest, the contract would be ready in five minutes. I think Sukhoi wasn't ready for the amount of scamming going on in Adria. It would be hard to grasp the fact, that an EU state sold a company to low life scammers - and oh, the irony, German scammers.

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    2. Everything is always up in the air with Adria. I mean they opened and closed an entire base within 2 months.

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  8. So neither of the two are brand new?

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    1. No. But one hasn't been used by anyone.

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    2. They'll get 7 used and 8 new jets.

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    3. Yes 7 used will come from CityJet and 8 should be new. But I doubt Adria will ever get all 15 Sukhois. Either they will go bankrupt or realize the plane is junk by the time all are delivered.

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  9. Exciting times for Slovenian aviation.

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    1. It is always exciting with Adria. You never know what will happen next.

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  10. How come Russians cant sell these planes somewhere in India or Africa ... Asia? I mean, I am sure they are offering good prices, so I do not understand what is so bad about them that no one wants them?

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    1. I think they made some sales in Thailand just recently.

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    2. Yes Thai Kom Airlines has ordered 6 planes just a few weeks ago.

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    3. That is a future start up airline. They haven't flown yet.

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    4. You are hoping? Is it that important for you? Are you losing any money because of this deal? I know you all would like the a220, and not that horrible aircraft made by filthy Russians...

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  11. I'm hoping they won't firm up the orders.

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    1. Me too. It is the 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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    2. I disagree. And not because I'm a fan of the SSJs (I don't like them at all...especially the low-bypass engines, which are really poor). *However*, I do believe it is possible that JP could declare insolvency if they don't get them (and the capital injection from Sukhoi). I'd much rather have JP fly shoddy airplanes than not fly at all.

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    3. Agree with last anon. I'm just not sure the Russians are willing to make that investment in Adria. They don't want to give planes away to Adria and in the process give them money as well.

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    4. You are hoping? Is it that important for you? Are you losing any money because of this deal? I know you all would like the a220, and not that horrible aircraft made by filthy Russians...

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

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    1. We will see. If 4K and Sukhoi work out their differences.

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

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    1. I guess the most popular. Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich?

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    2. The same ones the CRJs are used on.

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  14. " 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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  15. But why Sukhoi? Why not some of Bombardiers newer planes?

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    1. Bombardier represent a far better fit and are reliable workhorses.

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    2. Should have gone for the A220.

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    3. A220s and CRJs cost MONEY.
      Sukhois not only come for free but the Sukhoi corporation will pay Adria millions of dollars to take them!

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    4. Why not? Sukhoi is well known as good "bombardier" :-)
      Sukhoi is cheap, good enough, and available immediately. Adria has no money, but has no time. In this moment SSJ is, not only ideal, but only option for them

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  16. SSJ100 is a poorly designed aircraft.

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    1. On what do you base this argument? Other then the plane is Russian made, I don't see why it is such an issue?

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

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    3. He is probably basing it on what every single non Russian user has said about it.
      On every single non Russian user getting rid of it.
      On the fact that Sukhoi has 10 new aircraft that are parked because they can't even find a Russian airline to take them.
      On the fact that they are giving them for almost free.
      On the fact that they are even paying airlines like JP to take them.
      On the fact that it is a complete commercial failure.

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    4. Low bypass engines that burn loads of fuel, narrow wings with no winglets or any advanced aerodynamics, resulting in high takeoff/landing speeds, ...

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    5. Dejan 15 March 2019 at 10:22
      +1000

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    6. Well, You know what propaganda made people say: If it ain't Boeing...

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  17. Before Adria gets Sukhois they should really do something about the state of their CRJs. They are really not looking their best.

    https://i.imgur.com/u2s9e5R.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/6pWzBg8.jpg

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    1. probably AFA/AFB or AFC.they are the oldest in Adria's fleet, deliverd to adria last year from air nostrum.flew last year AFB and it was indeed worn.however AAU and AAV are spotless, really liked those flights

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    2. This was from last week on one of the CRJ. As far as i know, its been dealt with

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    3. Good to know. What even happened to them? This is hard to miss by maintenance staff and it doesn't seem like it happened during a single flight.

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  18. Congrats Adria. 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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    2. I think it is a good opportunity to update the Adria livery.

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

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    4. This one was proposed some time ago. I quite like it
      https://www.behance.net/gallery/12704011/Adria-Airways-rebranding-concept

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    5. Looks a bit cheap to me.

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    6. for me also... it is a great copy of air dolomiti and cheap company. the actual one is more business like.

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    7. Total rubish - Adria is a real company and has already nice colors.

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

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    1. Desperate situations require desperate measures...

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  20. Like for the past few years in Adria - I don't believe it until I see it. I still think there will be no Sukhois ever flown by JP.

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

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  22. 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, why do you think Bombardier is superior?

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    1. Because it has a proven record of being unreliable and uneconomic.

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  23. SSJ100s will be a big change for employees and passengers.

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    1. another hazardous move by Adria

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  24. Good. High performance aircraft and very cheap maintenance costs. Plus probably a good price for Adria.

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

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    2. They got 16% discount for the aircraft and have been waived interest for a number years. A good deal.

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    3. Have to include parking fees while aircrafts are parked awaiting spare parts.

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  25. Never would have thought in a million years this would happen.

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    1. It's not happening, don't worry.

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    2. definitely NOT

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  26. If JP gets 15 jets with 98 seats, it will have a similar or larger capacity compared to JU, which in turn will make it a serious competitor in the Balkans especially fierce in TIA, SKP, SOF and to an extent VIE.
    The Sukhoi is much more comfortable and luxurious compared to an ATR for instance.
    The ATR is however, a true gem. Just look for how many years they've been flying for JU and RO.
    Bravo les français ! Vraiment incroyable.

    Lets see how bold the Ruski jet will be.

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  27. Adria are apparently looking for a First Office to manage the Ruski jet:

    https://www.adria.si/en/about-us/work-with-us/first-officer-mf-on-fleet-sukhoi-superjet-100/

    until 28 February 2019 inclusively

    I think they either didn't find someone or forgot to remove the ad.

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  28. Well I belive that those Sukhois came soon,otherwise Adria should buy MIG-35s instead ;)

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    1. It would me more profitable :-)

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  29. Dobro. Ajmo pretpostaviti da avioni stvarno dođu. Mene zanima kamo će letit njima? Imat će više aviona nego destinacija...

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    1. they will rent it with a crew. this will be the main business of new Adria.

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    2. Mal schauen, ob das jemand leasen wird, nach der Erfahrung von Sabena... :/

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  30. Establish a neutral brand for all the Balkan/Jugoslavia.

    http://abload.de/img/2019-03-1611_05_15-wifrjkl.png

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    1. Go vučko!!

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    2. the germans, french and non slavic speaking passengers they can eat their tongues... Adria its better

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    3. +1000000 Alfonso.

      Long live JP! Wishing Adria a successful future with or without Sukhoi!

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