ENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10793 times:
The most recent I found, is that:
Quote: President Vladimir Putin has authorized Italy's Alenia Aeronautica to acquire a blocking stake of 25% plus one share in a subsidiary of Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi, the Kremlin said on Monday.
Alenia Aeronautica, the Russian state-owned aircraft manufacturer's strategic partner in a project to build a new family of Russian regional jets, named Sukhoi SuperJet-100, is seeking a blocking stake in Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, a subsidiary founded in 2000 to implement civilian projects.
In the summer of 2007, Sukhoi and Alenia set up a joint venture to promote the new aircraft on developed markets and provide post-sale customer service around the world. Sukhoi SuperJet-100's serial production is scheduled to start this year.
A source close to the deal said the Italian plane maker would invest around $200 million in the company in 2008, and provide guarantees for loans for the project.
Addd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10174 times:
Quoting ENU (Reply 2): That's a pity! Hopefully, they can still finish the certification of the engine and the aircraft this year and deliver the first Superjet to launch customer Aeroflot by year-end
The first flight is currently "officially" scheduled for February, but is widely expected to actually happen in March-April. It is still possible that Sukhoi may deliver the first planes to SU before the end of 2008, although 2009 now seems more likely...
R2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2441 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9614 times:
I'm surprised at the overall lack of news right now, after all the hype when it rolled out. All I know is that apparently, there were problems integrating the modern, western-design engine onto the soviet-design Il-76 testbed. These have been solved by now, but it has delayed engine testing and therefore also the first flight.
Let's try to keep this thread alive with any news that might come up.
Planemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 5712 posts, RR: 35 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 9186 times:
Quoting R2rho (Reply 8): French magazine Air & Cosmos reports this week that the Superjet is almost ready to go and that 1st flight could happen as early as february 20th...
The problem with monthly magazines is that from the time they get information to the time that the magazine gets into the hands of the public up to a month or more can sometimes pass... and the information may have changed in that time period.
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R2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2441 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8696 times:
Quoting Planemaker (Reply 9): The problem with monthly magazines is that from the time they get information to the time that the magazine gets into the hands of the public up to a month or more can sometimes pass... and the information may have changed in that time period.
ENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 8029 times:
Russia's Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer has successfully tested engines on its first SuperJet-100 regional aircraft.
Quote: "The new SaM-146 engines have undergone successful 'dry run' tests on the first SuperJet-100 plane as a step in the preparation for its maiden flight," a Sukhoi Civil Aircraft spokesman said at the Singapore Air Show.
A Sukhoi official said last year that successful tests of the engine would allow Sukhoi to start mass production of the plane simultaneously with its certification in 2008.
Quote: Sukhoi will export more than 40 fighter jets this year, Pogosyan said. In the future, most of the company's revenue should come from commercial planes such as the 75- to 95-seat SuperJet under development, he added.
SuperJet-100 will be delivered to the first customer, OAO Aeroflot, late this year or early next year. Sukhoi is considering a 115-seat version and may make a 130-seater, the CEO said.
EYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 191 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7953 times:
The dry run test was actually performed 2 days ago. Yesterday late in the evening local time left engine and APU were succesfully started and ran for 40 minutes as one insider reported at one of Russian aviation discussion boards. It is expected that both engines will be started in few days.
Dfwrevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 850 posts, RR: 51 Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7558 times:
Quoting EA772LR (Reply 11): Me too. Unfortunately with the shaky relations between the U.S. and Russia, I doubt any order for the Superjet is likely. However Boeing is helping Sukhoi, so you never know.
Russia wouldn't turn down or interfere with a serious order from the U.S. It would be the opportunity of a lifetime if an American carrier took interest in a Russian product. After all the first thing politicians care about is money, especially in the form of exports.
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6319 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7510 times:
Quoting ENU (Thread starter): However, the main question is: when will the first flight take place (was scheduled for December last year)? Are even the Russian manufactuars going to dissapoint us repeatedly with delays?
The S100 is intended to compete with the CRJs and E-Jets. The real problem for the S100 is the longer the thing is delayed, the more likely it is to wind upcompeting against the MRJ and CSeries, and potentially even the low end of Y1 and NSR.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
25 EA772LR: Which unfortunately will continue the Russian path of being a generation behind (IL86/96, Tu204/334) But, even if Sukhoi can't get the SSJ100 into se
26 N328KF: I just noticed this comment. It should be noted that Boeing is much more interested in the MRJ than the S100. Before the 787 situation started blowin
27 Surfrider1978: I would love to see a U.S. startup utilizing both the S100 and Tu204. I have never personally been fond of russian airliners, but I do really like the
28 Addd: Well, the last thing U.S. airline industry needs today is a start-up using Tu-204s As for S100s - IMHO, one way or another, the plane will get to the
29 ENU: Sukhoi SuperJet 100's first flight "is imminent," Superjet International CEO Alessandro Franzoni said yesterday at the SpeedNews Commercial Aviation S
30 EA772LR: It wouldn't survive using Tu-204s. They are nice looking planes and a vast improvement over the Tu-154s and say 727s, but they can't even really comp