In May this year, the total commercial flight hours of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft operated by airlines have reached more than 100 thousand since its entry into service in April 2011.
Four years of commercial operations of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, designed by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company with the participation of Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi, saw its appreciation by both operators and passengers.
The route network of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 is now more than 130 cities around the world. Sukhoi Superjet 100 has confirmed its successful operations in a wide range of climate conditions – at temperatures from minus 54 to plus 45 degrees Celsius: Central and Southern Russia, its Far North, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico.
Today, in various configurations and modifications 51 SSJ100 aircraft are being operated by Russian airlines – Aeroflot, Gazpromavia, Yakutia, Center-South, Red Wings, Mexican airline – Interjet and special units of the Russian Government structures.
It is noteworthy that 100 thousand flight hours was recorded when the aircraft manufacturer is celebrating its anniversary: Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company was founded on May 25, 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects.
Ilya Tarasenko, the President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, congratulating the Company’s employees said: “I am sure that 15 years, passed since the establishment of our company, expand technological and professional horizons, not only for us, but also for Russia at large. We are anticipating to solve new, not less interesting and challenging tasks that lie ahead, relying on the valuable experience we have gained in the implementation of the project Sukhoi Superjet 100“.
For 15 years, starting from a scratch, the company has passed a difficult way from the development of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, the first prototypes building, large-scale program of certification to serial production and entry into commercial operations.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the first one in many respects.
This is the first Russian aircraft when certain requirements of the world leading airlines to the product have become the starting point for the SSJ100 design. The aircraft has been fully developed based on the digital technologies, partnering with the best International Vendors and Suppliers aimed at obtaining a competitive platform to be offered to international airlines.
For the first time in Russia at the competition for the aircraft design and building, a concept of after-sales support was presented in addition to the technical proposal and a business plan.
New technologies in civil aircraft production have been implemented such as jiggles construction, automatic stitching of aircraft details, automatic riveting and others.
It took record-setting short time for SSJ100 to receive Type Certificate of the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee, performing an unprecedented extensive test program: since the first flight of the first prototype in 2008, it took just three years to achieve the Type Certificate.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the first Russian passenger liner to achieve the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) CS-25 Certification in the category “Large Airplane”.
For the first time in Russia the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) issued a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), permitting the usage of Vertical Navigation (VNAV) functionality at all stages of flight. VNAV functionality of Sukhoi Superjet 100 significantly decreases crew workload and ensures compliance with all applicable restrictions.