cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8288 posts, RR: 54 Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12788 times:
A new type (from a manufacturer that hasn't built a passenger carrying plane before) has entered the skies - the Sukhoi Superjet 100 entered service with Armavia, operating it's debut flight from Yerevan to Moscow, on April 21, 2011.
Anyone got any more info about the newest airliner to take to the skies? Meanwhile, congratulations to Sukhoi and the Russian aerospace industry for this achievement, and Armavia and the Armenian airline industry for this worldwide first.
flyingbird From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12266 times:
The first landing in Moscow was visible on Flightradar24.com Did you miss it? Select LIVE/PLAYBACK in upper right corner on www.flightradar24.com, select 2011-04-21 00:20 UTC and watch RNV508 land in Moscow!
OyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2768 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8991 times:
Congratulations to Sukhoi and Armavia! The SAS CEO Lindegaard expressed interest in the airplane as a good match for SAS. SAS really likes 5 across seating. But SAS ended up with a new CEO and the CRJ instead.
Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large, then go make that dream real - Donald Douglas
Aquila3 From Italy, joined Nov 2010, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8206 times:
Congrats to Sukhoy , Alenia and the other people involved in this project.
I hope that is successful like it is promising. I my country as well as Russia we need more jobs in the aviation industry and this might be a good point.
Now , let's talk a little about the aesthetics and the lines of this new aircraft.
It does seem to me "fat" like somebody was hinting. Just robust as I expect from people like Sukhoy and Alenia used to make airplanes for the most difficult tasks. Especially the nose/cockpit area looks to me very well done.
On the other side, it look to me a little low on the ground with the engines, thing that may preclude the installation of bigger (read GTF, LEAPX) turbofans in the future. Also I cannot believe that one new aircraft nowadays come out without any kind of winglets.
Looking to practically all the other it looks like it is an inexpensive way to improve performance, and that retrofitting them is possibly more expensive.
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Severnaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1457 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7899 times:
Congratulations to Sukhoi, Alenia, Boeing and all other partners in the SU9 project!
Here's some more information regarding the SU9: Superjet News? (by CEO@AFG Apr 10 2011 in Civil Aviation)
The SU9 is 33% cheaper compared to the CRJ1000 and Embraer190, its two competitors.
Quoting r2rho (Reply 11): What is the (approximate) EIS with SU ?
No one knows this for sure, but first flights are scheduled for June 1st, this date may of course be revised for the 10th (?) time. So far only 1 SU9 is in SU livery, and it is in UHKD currently I think.