On May 29, 2014 the first UTair-Express Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft has been outfitted with the airline’s livery specially created for this type of aircraft.
The livery, developed by UTair representatives in cooperation with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft specialists specifically for the Sukhoi Superjet 100, includes vibrant folk patterns in the traditional Russian style. Stencil masks were used to apply more than 460 liters of seven different colors of enamel over 1,100 meters of the aircraft exterior.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft seats 103 passengers in a single class layout and is the first aircraft of this type in fleet of UTair-Express, part of the UTair Group. The tripartite agreement between UTair Aviation, VEB-Leasing and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft for the delivery of six Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft was signed in August 2013 at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon.
UTair has selected the SSJ 100 LR model which is distinguished from the basic model by an increased range of up to 4578 km (2470 NM), an increased takeoff weight of up to 49.45 tons and reinforced wing structure to support the increased takeoff weight. The SSJ 100 LR is equipped with a standard Power Jet SaM146 turbofan engine with 5 % additional takeoff thrust.