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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6341 posts, RR: 34
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

Check out FI's Feb. 8th issue...

Sukhoi is about to start assembling Russia's most ambitious airliner ever. In this 22-page special we explain the drivers behind the Superjet 100's creation, talk to international suppliers about what motivated them to be on board, describe technical and production details and ask whether Sukhoi really can deliver on its promise of securing orders from overseas



Next month, final assembly will begin of the most advanced Russian subsonic airliner ever produced, and arguably the most ambitious - the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ). The first Russian airliner designed from scratch to meet Western certification standards, it boasts an unprecedented number of international suppliers, incorporates fly-by-wire flight controls and an advanced flightdeck with side-stick controllers. The twinjet is powered by an all-new engine being developed by the Franco-Russian joint venture PowerJet, and is about to land a major European partner in the form of Italy's Alenia Aeronautica, which is taking a 25% stake for $250 million.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...11988/sukhoi-superjet-special.html


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User currently offlinePlanenutzTB From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

Good to see the rebirth of the Russian commercial aircraft industry. IIRC Boeing is a partner in this project as long as Sukhoi limits size to 110 seats. With the Boeings partnership, I wonder what the chances are of this plane flying domestic regional routes in the USA at some point in the future?

A question I have is why no winglets on this new design?



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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6341 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

Quoting PlanenutzTB (Reply 1):
IIRC Boeing is a partner in this project as long as Sukhoi limits size to 110 seats.

It is a popular misconception that Boeing is a "partner" on this project - when they are in fact consultants...

The US airframer came on board on a consultancy basis in 2001 to provide advice on the programme management and aircraft definition, says SCAC president Victor Subbotin. "We have been in constant contact with Boeing," he says. Subbotin says that "Boeing never tells you what to do - rather it advises how to do it".




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User currently onlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

I saw the mock up of it at the BLR Air Show--Aero India 2007 yesterday--there was even a vabin mock up looked real impressive--but when i asked about fuel burn and payload capabilities the reply i got was "we have still not made the aircraft yet"---he could have atleast given me an estimate.

Karan


User currently onlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5019 times:
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Doesn't that plane looks like a copy of A318?


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User currently offlineUzzzer From Ukraine, joined Dec 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5019 times:

Its gonna be an interesting contest of 3 post Soviet producers with similar products. This year Antonov starts serial production of 148, Antonov plant also assembles the Russian Tupolev-334 and Sukhoj announcing RRJ for next year.

It's clear who will win Russia (of the 3), and it's clear who will win non-Russian CIS-Middle East-Africa. I wounder whether any of them will succeed to get some big clients, which are currently using Emb or CRJs.


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

Quoting Uzzzer (Reply 5):
Its gonna be an interesting contest of 3 post Soviet producers with similar products.

Quite right, and the Russians (and French) are in a distant third place. I can't see where all the growth is going to come unless they feel that they're going to saturate China and India with RRJ's. How many "thin routes" are out there to service? The bad news for Embraer and Bombardier is that there will be more price competition; just what they needed!



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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6341 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 6):
The bad news for Embraer and Bombardier is that there will be more price competition; just what they needed!

Nothing for EMB to worry about... for a while at least.  Smile

Eventually, yes, but not in any significant form, especially for EMB, for at least the next 5 years. Just look at the SSJ EIS, production rate, and backlog.



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8030 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

I believe that the SSJ could find a market in the USA with a couple of airlines.

And yes, it's time to dig up that old chestnut about replacing Northwest Airlines' very large DC-9 fleet again.  Wink While the DC-9 has done yeoman service for NW, especially since the massive rebuild program NW did during the 1990's, the increasingly high cost of fuel and the sheer age of the DC-9 airframes makes them quite expensive to run in terms of Cost per Available Seat Mile (CASM) compared to more modern airliners. Unlike the Embraer 190/195 series, the SSJ's initial upfront cost per plane could be much lower, which makes it far more attractive to NW as a DC-9 replacement.

If Suhkoi can design the plane to withstand frequent takeoff and landing cycles, another airline that could buy the SSJ is Aloha Airlines to replace AQ's rapidly aging 737-200 fleet. Sukhoi could design the SSJ so it sports an extra-large upward-hinging side door and quickly removable seats, making it useful as a small-package/small-pallet cargo airliner in Hawaiian inter-island service.


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

Despite the overall upbeat tone of the spread on this aircraft, FI still notes the largest stumbling block to western sales:

Quote:
But doubts may remain: the absence of a truly comprehensive aftersales and support network outside Russia may be harder for potential customers to ignore, he warns. While competitors Bombardier and Embraer are able to provide spare parts to aircraft worldwide within tight timescales, Salvadori is "not sure the Russians will be able to - this will be one of the main concerns". But with firm Russian political support for the venture, none of these political difficulties are insurmountable.

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...rt-driven-the-sukhoi-superjet.html



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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4525 times:

Why is it more difficult for Sukhoi to provide effective support services to international customers, then the rest of the industry?


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User currently offlineCEO@AFG From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 249 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

According to the article, the SSJ will be certified by the Russian Aviation Authorities first, then EASA of Europe. To be allowed to certify the aircraft according to FAA rules, there was a requirement by FAA authorities to have a US airline with interest in the aircraft.

According to Sukhoi, the FAA certification was put on hold, but recent interest by Pinneacle Airlines have brought FAA certification back on the agenda.

The SSJ clearly has a market, Embraer is the only manufacturer catering to the 75-110 seat with a complete model range. Until Bombardier decides to build the C-series, they are only competing in half the segment, and some would argue on a slightly different level than Embraers spacious E-jets.

With Sukhois SSJ, there finally is a worthy replacement for the Fokker 70/100. With airlines like Air France/KLM, SAS and Alitalia on the advisory board, there is clearly a market for this plane. When you factor in Russian aviation workers payscales in relation to the final selling price of this bird, and top of the line western avionics and systems, this is a serious contender for at least half the future orders in this segment.



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 11):
With Sukhois SSJ, there finally is a worthy replacement for the Fokker 70/100.
The -75 seems like it was "left behind" by Sukhoi. It is much like the F70 - same wings as its larger variant.

The -95 seems much better proportioned to take on Embraer/Bombardier.

As mentioned, Boeing suggested to keep the design simple. It seems they went too far to me, unless we don't ever see the -75 fly and they go for a larger variant instead (IMO, based on E195 sales, it would need to go beyond the Boeing size cap - and that's A319/B73G territory). Although they should probably have a significant price advantage, and also availability (unlike Boeing it seems).

[Edited 2007-02-12 03:13:12]


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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8030 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 12):
As mentioned, Boeing suggested to keep the design simple. It seems they went too far to me, unless we don't ever see the -75 fly and they go for a larger variant instead (IMO, based on E195 sales, it would need to go beyond the Boeing size cap - and that's A319/B73G territory). Although they should probably have a significant price advantage, and also availability (unlike Boeing it seems).

I believe most of the SSJ sales will be the 95 seat and maybe 110 seat variant. And it is smart to keep the plane fairly simple, since that cuts both production and maintanence costs. I would like to see Sukhoi look at offering either the Pratt & Whitney PW6000 or GE CF34 engine on this plane, though.


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 11):
With Sukhois SSJ, there finally is a worthy replacement for the Fokker 70/100. With airlines like Air France/KLM, SAS and Alitalia on the advisory board, there is clearly a market for this plane.

Indeed. With KLM/Air France closely following this project, this aircraft may become the successor of the F70/100's in KLM cityhoppers fleet.



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3012 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

If all goes well after this, the aircraft should be a sucess both domestically in Russia and Internationally with other carriers. It will be interesting ow all this plays out...

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7088 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4175 times:

Quoting Planemaker (Thread starter):
.

On that picture the plane really looks like an A320.



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3012 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 16):
On that picture the plane really looks like an A320.



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 4):
Doesn't that plane looks like a copy of A318?

In the 21st century, there are only so many ways to design a new, efficient aircraft. Expect all aircraft from now on to look similar to some other plane. Doesn't mean that teh desing was copied.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 4):

"Doesn´t that plane looks like a copy of A318?"

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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7088 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 17):
In the 21st century, there are only so many ways to design a new, efficient aircraft. Expect all aircraft from now on to look similar to some other plane. Doesn't mean that teh desing was copied.

Did not want to imply that the design was copied. It was only an observation.
In a few years watching airliners at most airports will become very boring since all aircraft will look the same. I became interested in aviation as a kid standing at TXL and FRA watching all the different looking aircraft 727s, A310s, 707s 747s, Dc 10s, L1011s, Bac 1-11s, Dc 9s, 737-200s and it was their different looks that fascinated me and wanting me to know more about them.



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User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

I really wish a great future for this project and if they can get everything together it really will be a success! I simply keep my fingers crossed for a commercial aircraft manufacturer to rise again from Russia. They have the know how, they have the skills, all they need is financial backing, and a corruption free marketing, and of course a western style approach to the product! I think the government should endorse a merger between all the commercial producers, back them in standardizing the production, supplies and voila they could have a modern family of planes in all size categories from the SSJ to the IL96... perhaps not the most economical in their classes, but way cheaper than their counterparts and perhaps with well financed testings and upgradings those numbers could improve. I would also keep the setting up of a world wide supply-chain a priority. The lack of well maintained supplies and availability of spare parts was always a big issue for Russian planes to step out into the free market.


Peet7G
User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

The only thing I'm wondering is why they didn't use a western engine. Back in Soviet days I could understand, but why does Sukhoi feel the need to use some no-name engine maker to power the SSJ? The PW6000 or CF-34 would be great options on this, and may help bolster western sales.

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 21):
. Back in Soviet days I could understand, but why does Sukhoi feel the need to use some no-name engine maker to power the SSJ?

SNECMA is a player in the Powerjet engine consortium, which is a good move IMO for marketing and logistics. Here's a link.
http://www.powerjet.aero/



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

How much does boeing have in this? could they make a model number for this too? like the ford/mercury/lincoln all have versions of the same car?


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User currently offlineUzzzer From Ukraine, joined Dec 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 23):
How much does boeing have in this?

Boeing is a consultant under condition that the plane stays under 110 seat capacity. I doubt that Boeing would be willing to provide its model numbers to something that was not created and manufactured by Boeing, even if the product is good.

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 21):
why they didn't use a western engine

Russians and Ukrainians try to keep their both airframe and engine productions alive and this is absolutely right. Then they'll have a chance of developing competitive products. The other option is to give up, do nothing and wait to die.

Having and engine option for the airlines that want to have PW or RR might be a good idea, but that wouldn't happen soon, as the first customers for the plane will be local Russian companies.


User currently offlinePdpsol From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1119 posts, RR: 5
Reply 25, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 23):
How much does boeing have in this?

Well, Boeing is a "consultant" on the project. I would not say they are "merely" are consultant as their role is very important. However, they have ZERO, nada, zilch in equity on the SSJ project. On the other hand, Finmeccanica's Alenia division is acquiring a 25% direct equity interest in the SSJ project.

In addition, Safran SA's SNECMA jet engine division is an equity partner in the Powerjet consortium, which is providing the engines.

Safran SA has a lot invested in this project, as its Messier Dowty division is providing the landing gear and SAGEM is also a key supplier.

The SSJ is hoping Finmeccanica's vast experience in marketing the ATR program to carriers around the world will provide potential customers with sufficient confidence to place orders. The decision to seek FAA certification using the stated interest from NW/Pinnacle is a very smart move.

Nonetheless, SSJ will face an unhill battle in competing with Embraer and Bombardier's global support and marketing network. Embraer has invested over three decades in developing its marketing network and has spent untold resources in establishing its reputation as a trusted airframe manufacturer for carriers around the globe.


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