View Full Version : Sukhoi SuperJet (SSJ) Programe On Track

08 Apr 09,, 20:12
Here's an update on the SSJ. It's a Russian jetliner in the 75-100 seat class.

"Russia's new Superjet 100 airliner will be one of the big draws at Le Bourget 2009 when it makes its debut appearance in Paris, a top official of the major international air show said on Tuesday.

The Superjet 100 project is a family of medium-haul passenger aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company in cooperation with U.S. and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.

The first Superjet 100 aircraft has already made one long-distance and 40 short-distance test flights, clocking over 100 flight hours. A total of four planes will take part in the certification program, which should be completed in the third quarter of 2009.

Sukhoi, part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), plans to manufacture at least 700 Superjet 100s, and intends to sell 35% of them to North America, 25% to Europe, 10% to Latin America, and 7% to Russia and China.

Sukhoi is expected to deliver the first Superjet 100 airliner to Russia's flagship carrier Aeroflot in December.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090407/120960640.html (RIA Novosti)

The SSJ should be a success………don’t think the same can be said of the Tu-334.