YAKUTSK, RUSSIA — The Russian carrier Yakutia has successfully returned an SSJ100 Superjet to operation after extensive maintenance. According to Russian lessor GTLK, this aircraft was one of two leased to Yakutia, which had been previously disassembled as of the end of last year.

The SSJ100 with registration RA-89035 underwent a test flight at Yakutsk on Feb. 15 and subsequently submitted documentation to obtain a certificate of airworthiness.

The airline says the aircraft has undergone extensive repair, including work on its PowerJet SaM146 engines and auxiliary power unit. Additionally, the landing gear was changed, and the maintenance work followed 20 mandatory service bulletins.

According to GTLK, it is the responsibility of Yakutia to ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft. The restoration of the twinjet was agreed upon after a meeting between GTLK and Yakutia last year in November.

The aircraft will be the third Sukhoi superjet in the Siberian carrier's fleet. The airline has also announced that it has received approval and trained personnel to provide support for De Havilland Dash 8-300 turboprop planes. The carrier has highlighted that the international sanctions imposed on the Russian aerospace industry are compelling them to perform maintenance and repairs on foreign-manufactured aircraft.