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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft News Europe) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Sixteenth Sukhoi Superjet 100 Joined Aeroflot Fleet Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company delivered the sixteenth Sukhoi Superjet 100 to its launch customer Aeroflot on December 24, 2014. According to the tradition of the Russian national carrier the aircraft was given its own name. This aircraft was named after the Russian legendary pilot Boris Velling. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Aeroflot signed a contract for 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. In November 2014 delivery of the second ten SSJ100 was started pursuant to the leasing contract between Sberbank Leasing and Aeroflot. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 for Aeroflot features 87 seats in a two-class configuration. Since the first SSJ100 of Aeroflot entered service in June 2011 the airline has operated more than 38 000 hours on the SSJ100 on routes in Central Russia, Western and Eastern Europe and the CIS. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

2014 was one of the deadliest years for plane crashes in recent memory Aviation safety levels reached a record high in 2014. "There have been some significant safety improvements since 2000," said Harro Ranter, president of Aviation Safety Network. "It should be reassuring that the safety level is very high at the moment." 2014 was one of the deadliest years for plane crashes in recent memory. But aviation safety experts say that's no reason to avoid flying. Including AirAsia QZ8501, 22 accidents throughout 2014 have resulted in 992 fatalities -- the most since 2005, when 1,014 people were killed, according to Aviation Safety Network. Of the incidents this year, eight involved passenger airlines. Among the deadliest: The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 in March carrying 239 people, the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash in July with 298 people and the Air Algerie AH5017 crash, also in July, with 116 passengers and crew aboard. Thu, Jan 1, 2015

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ 8501 Airbus regrets to confirm that an A320-200 operated by AirAsia Indonesia lost contact with air traffic control this morning, 28th December 2014. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight QZ 8501, from Surabaya to Singapore. The aircraft involved is MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 3648, registered as PK-AXC and was delivered to AirAsia from the production line in October 2008. Powered by CFM 56-5B engines, the aircraft had accumulated approximately 23,000 flight hours in some 13,600 flights. Thu, Jan 1, 2015

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