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Sukhoi Superjet 100 News Thread  
User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 15824 times:

The first test flight of Russia's Superjet 100 should take place within a month, according to Sukhoi, after a delay of more than four months.

Website: http://www.sukhoi.superjet100.com

Meanwhile, the company decided to develop a cargo and business version of the aircraft.

Quote:
"We have decided to develop a cargo version of the plane, but we still do not have any specific orders from potential customers," the company's vice president Maxim Grishanin said, adding that the project could be implemented if the company had orders for at least 40 cargo aircraft.

Negotiations are going on with two Russian carriers about the purchase of 27 SSJ-100's, with 73 firm orders booked.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080409/104218659.html

72 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLockstockNL777 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 15775 times:



Quoting ENU (Thread starter):
with 73 firm orders booked.

Great thread! Cant wait to see this one fly  Wink Wikipedia has the following on orders and options (I know I know, dont burn me on wikipedia Wink):



22/11/2005 - Financial Leasing Company - Orders: 10 Options: 10
07/12/2005 - Aeroflot - Orders: 45 Options: 20
09/12/2006 - AiRUnion - Orders: 15 Options: 15
19/12/2006 - Dalavia - Orders: 6 Options: 4
04/03/2007 - Transaero - Orders: 10 Options: 12
14/06/2007 - ItAli Airlines - Orders: 10 Options: 10
14/09/2007 - Armevia - Orders: 2 Options: 2

Total Orders: 98 Options: 73


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 15551 times:



Quoting LockstockNL777 (Reply 1):
orders and options

Confirmed orders + options so far:

Armavia 2 + 2
ItAli Airlines 10 + 10
Financial Leasing Company 10
Dalavia 6 + 4
Aeroflot 30+15

AirUnion 15+15


Interesting sources:
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...11988/sukhoi-superjet-special.html
http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/sukhoi/


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 15373 times:

The chief of the United Aircraft-Building Corporation (UAC), Alexei Fyodorov, has said that the Sukhoi-Superjet liner will make its maiden flight within weeks.

Quote:
“The Superjet’s first flight will become a reality within a matter of weeks. It is my hope it will take off before May,” Fyodorov said. “This is going to be a pre-certification flight in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (at the Sukhoi plant). After several certification flights it would be possible to consider the Superjet’s official presentation date,” he said.

No journalists or officials will be invited to see the first flight...

Source: http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12583828&PageNum=0


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7702 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 15364 times:
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Quoting ENU (Reply 3):
No journalists or officials will be invited to see the first flight...

That's a serioius shame, can't wait to see this plane in the air. What are the chances of film or photos getting out from the first flight? I guess probably fairly slim.



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User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15006 times:

Sukhoi will invest about $300 million to re-equip the manufacturers that will produce the new regional aircraft Superjet 100.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/business/20080417/105354844.html

The State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs" (Vnesheconombank, Russia), COFACE, a French export credit agency, and SACE, an Italian export credit agency signed a Joint statement on the establishment of an export credit financing scheme for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 international sales.

Source: http://www.centredaily.com/business/story/532009.html or http://www.sukhoi.superjet100.com/mediacenter/press/00093/


User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14881 times:

Will this be the Russian jet that can break the western market on a large scale?

There is no reason why a properly-engineered and well-supported Russian federation jet should not be considered by mainstream carriers- the engineering part has really never been an issue, but support (and the simple perception of support) is and remains the challenge.



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14872 times:



Quoting SCCutler (Reply 6):

With Alenia on board, I'm confident that they will establish a proper support structure.

IMO the real issue is the western flying public - will it accept the SSJ?



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14853 times:

No offense ya'll but you might either be a Russian or a Redneck if you can turn a plane into a pick up truck.Then again, we have a different market in the US for regional jets (unless you fly in Alaska). Did Sukhoi think of making the Superjet into a combi? That would make sense. Works good with DC9 US military varients.


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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13047 posts, RR: 100
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14842 times:
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Quoting SCCutler (Reply 6):
but support (and the simple perception of support) is and remains the challenge.

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Its not the quality of the first build aircraft that is holding off western sales. Its the cost of keeping them flying for 14+ years. Bombardier and Embraer had to prove their support organizations before their sales became strong. If Sukhoi can have two or three years of stellar service, they'll win orders. If they do not have stellar service...

Then the C-series or MRJ has an open door and Sukhoi will wither. The same is true for any new entrant (e.g., the MRJ). However, Mitsubishi has a good reputation for supporting other large projects (e.g., ships), so they are not having to overcome a negative reputation.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14465 times:

Good news!

Quote:
The first Sukhoi Superjet 100 medium-haul passenger airliner has completed ground tests and been cleared for its maiden flight, the manufacturer's press service said on Friday.

Sukhoi said the aircraft's systems and avionics have successfully undergone a standard set of in-situ tests, and the plane is now ready for flight tests, which are due to start in May.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080425/105916412.html


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 14062 times:

Maiden flight will take place in 'the first half of May'...

Source: http://nz.news.yahoo.com/080430/5/56nq.html


User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13673 times:



Quoting A342 (Reply 7):
IMO the real issue is the western flying public - will it accept the SSJ?

Most people wouldn't know or care, unless there's some bad press involved.


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13569 times:



Quoting AM744 (Reply 12):
Most people wouldn't know or care, unless there's some bad press involved.

That's the problem. Just imagine the following tabloid headline:

"[Insert name of reputable western airline] TO BUY RUSSIAN JETS!!! SCANDAL!!!"



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3972 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13556 times:
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Quoting A342 (Reply 7):
IMO the real issue is the western flying public - will it accept the SSJ?



Quoting A342 (Reply 13):
"[Insert name of reputable western airline] TO BUY RUSSIAN JETS!!! SCANDAL!!!"

Try SN. They were looking at it as an Avro replacement.



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13453 times:



Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 14):
Try SN. They were looking at it as an Avro replacement.

I don't seem to get your point...



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13120 times:

Date of first flight announced:

Quote:
Speaking to Flight International at the Regional Airline Association convention in Indianapolis, Superjet International senior vice-president commercial Paolo Revelli Beaumont said the first flight should take place on 20 May "plus or minus a few days". This is at least six months later than originally planned.

Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-aims-for-20-may-first-flight.html

Anyone able to provide some more insights/pictures?


User currently offlineEYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12804 times:

Some insiders on Russian aviation discussion boards report that SSJ made few runs along the runway early today. Neither more details nor pics are available at this moment.

User currently offlineMrocktor From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1668 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12711 times:



Quoting EYKD (Reply 17):
Some insiders on Russian aviation discussion boards report that SSJ made few runs along the runway early today.

Before flying, low and high speed taxi runs are necessary to validate landing gear stability and the brakes and steering systems' operation. High speed taxi runs can be as fast as the speed at touchdown during landing, they have been known to be mistaken by clueless reporters for failed takeoff attempts  Silly


User currently offlineEYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12611 times:

Here we go with the pics! http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/tikhv/view/50355/

NB: To view other pics just click on thumbnails on the right of the screen. To take a closer look click "В другом размере" right to the picture and select "Оригинал (1024 X 768)" from the drop-down menu. It works approximately same like "All sizes" on flickr.


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12579 times:

Thanks EYKD! Great pics!

Perhaps a preview is allowed?



[Edited 2008-05-13 06:50:40]

User currently offlineEYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12570 times:



Quoting ENU (Reply 21):
Thanks EYKD! Great pics!

Just to make sure: I'm not the author, I just give a link. Sad to state that even working at the company I have to learn this info from the web.  Smile


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 12483 times:

Thanks for the pics... I really hope to see this beautiful aircraft in Western Europe  Smile

User currently offlineHanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12360 times:



Quoting ENU (Reply 21):
Thanks EYKD! Great pics!

Perhaps a preview is allowed?

Awwww. It's so cute. It looks like a baby 737.



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User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12347 times:

Actually, looking at the tail looks like an infant 767. Great to see it moving though. Wish we could see it Stateside, at least at an airshow.


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25 Post contains links EYKD : Sorry, ENU, I'm afraid I didn't understand the question. Here's the official press-release from Sukhoi web-site: http://sukhoi.superjet100.com/mediac
26 ENU : Well, nothing special, I was not sure if I could deep link the image due to copyright issues.
27 Flitemax : This looks like a very attractive aircraft, aesthetically speaking! What about economics, manoeuvecrability, and electronics? Is it competitive with a
28 Post contains links ENU : Matter of time before we know. But according to Sukhoi it is: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...rt-driven-the-sukhoi-superjet.html
29 Post contains links Aviationbuff : http://www.atwonline.com/news/other.html?issueDate=5%2F14%2F2008
30 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Superjet 100 first flight slips to May http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...100-first-flight-slips-to-may.html
31 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Sukhoi Superjet 100 performs first high-speed ground runs (PICTURE) http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-first-high-speed-ground-runs.html
32 Tugger : My question is how good are the PowerJet SaM146 engines? To me THAT will be the big issue with "western" carriers as most are very familiar with and h
33 Mrocktor : Flight testing will give an idea of their performance, only service experience will provide actual knowledge of how good they are in the long run. Po
34 Post contains links and images ENU : "The joint venture between Finmeccanica SpA's unit Alenia and Russia's Sukhoi expects to deliver the first of its Superjet 100 regional aircraft by en
35 Mrocktor : Ten months between the first flight and first delivery (May 2008 to Feb 2009) is very optimistic. Flight testing and certification usually take at lea
36 Post contains links ENU : First flight took off! http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/3988173/
37 Post contains links ENU : Some interesting background information: Source: http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12694066&PageNum=0
38 EYKD : Journalists are wrong: four aircraft will be assembled this year - true, which will be handed over to the initial customer – the Russian Aeroflot Co
39 Post contains links ENU : Russia and China to collaborate on passenger plane Source: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080523/108160624.html
40 Post contains links ENU : Russia's Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer expects orders for its Superjet 100 civilian aircraft to double in 2008, the head of the holding company said on
41 Post contains links ENU : Deliveries commencing at the end of the first quarter or the second quarter of 2009. The first Superjets may go to either Armavia or Financial Leasing
42 Burkhard : They still don't know what marketing is good for.
43 R2rho : A shame. Those ten days in Farnborough could be well worth a slight delay in the flight test program. Unless of course they're not yet confident enou
44 MD-90 : I'm impressed by how well they still support the MU-2.
45 Xtoler : Seems like a great aircraft, it's marketing an eastern airliner to the west is a the biggest problem. Just beuracracy turnin it's ugly wheels to deny
46 Art : Anyone remember the appearance of some of the panels when the aircraft was rolled out? Perhaps it would not be so good to show this particular aircraf
47 Larshjort : The problem is the same as eg. KIA, they produce cars good cars but they don't sell as it was a Toyota simply because of thier reputation. /Lars
48 Beaucaire : I cant imagine that Air Berlin-with more than 100 outstanding jets on order from Airbus and Boeing will add another line of jets to their fleet. They
49 Post contains links SIBILLE : It seems a Brussels Airlines pilot was sent to Russia a few month ago to test the Sukhoi on simulator. The average conclusion was good..... Who 'll be
50 EYKD : " target=_blank>http://flyfan.hostonet.org/viewtopic...t=211 That forum requires registration. I don't feel like registering there. If the text is no
51 SIBILLE : In fact,one of the members writes one of his friends who's a Brussels Airlines pilot was sent to Sukhoi factory to test the aircraft on simulator. He
52 Post contains links ENU : Aeroflot has found a substitute for Sukhoi Superjet 100s should the manufacturer fail to supply them in time. The company is ready to lease 25 Boeing
53 Post contains links ENU : "Russia's new Sukhoi Superjet family of medium-haul airliners could become a global brand, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Sunday. Aircraf
54 HAWK21M : Hopefully this Jet sells well worldwide. regds MEL
55 Art : OK, the English in the article is not so good but is the writer suggesting that there might be a 2 year delivery delay?
56 ENU : Aeroflot would be the first airline to fly the SSJ-100, but the first delivery could be further (next to the general delay) delayed by Aeroflot's spe
57 Afay1 : it is pretty sad that it has to give the first one to Armavia, given the western-oriented statements, simply because Sukhoi can't source/supply a west
58 F9Animal : Pretty sharp looking bird! I do not know much about Russian built planes, but I do know they build them like tanks. Is this plane going to have a glas
59 Art : What is happening with the Itali Airlines order? On Wikipedia it says delivery is scheduled for 2009. I guess they will want a western standard inter
60 TylerDurden : None of them will. There are better western alternatives either in production or or pending launch. This aircraft was obsolete when it took flight. P
61 Alessandro : No, the Soviets built their designs like tanks, sure the RRJ will have a glass cockpit, computerscreens. Tyler, it´s partly owned by Italian company
62 Post contains links ENU : The test programme seems to progress according to plan: Source: http://superjet100.com/mediacenter/news/00118/
63 RussianJet : Really? Wow. that's a serious sweeping statement to make. If you really know that to be the case please justify what you say and explain to us in wha
64 KrisYYZ : MA was expected to place a order for the Sjet in Q1 of 2008 but is now taking a closer look at some turboprops instead. BUD will be one of the mainten
65 Post contains links ENU : More than a year to go before the first SSJ will be delivered: Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssI...tilitiesNews/idUSL0770122120080707
66 Art : The A380 seems to have started a fashion for delivering years late. Boeing fell into line with the 787. Now Sukhoi have jumped on the bandwagon. I wo
67 Post contains links ENU : "Russian aircraft company Sukhoi plans to sign new contracts for 30 Superjet 100 regional airliner at the Farnborough airshow in Britain next week. Bu
68 Post contains links ENU : "SuperJet International is gearing up for worldwide sales and support of the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 regional jet. CEO unveils the start-up and operationa
69 SIBILLE : Western Airlines could be Island Air or Icelandair (translation is not sure) A few hours to go before knowing wich one.... GHS sign to "Farnborough" n
70 ENU : Avia Leasing purchased 24 SSJ-100's. That makes 97 firm orders and 31 options. A few more orders are expected today...
71 ENU : Not yet a firm order, but will be within six months hopefully. The deal would also include 16 options. It seems we'll have to wait a few more days be
72 ENU : Here we go: Iceland Air 20xSSJ-100 AMO (Swiss leasing company) 5xSSJ-100 So far: 122 firm orders and 47 options.[Edited 2008-07-16 04:31:36]
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