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SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:02 pm

Called "Saberlets", Sukhoi has successfully performed the first flight with these new winglets.

On the 21st of December, 2017 Sukhoi Superjet 100 performed its first flight with the installed saberlets in Zhukovsky.

The flight of the SSJ100 tail number 95032 with the installed saber-like tips took 2 hours 42 minutes. According to the flight plan the SCAC crew performed the appraisal of the aircaft stability and manageability under different flap configurations. Different modes were also performed in order to determine the level of fuel consumption at different flight stages. The flight was carried out up to 11 000 meters.

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The results of research and experiments showed that the installation of the saber-like tips allows to simultaneously improve the take-off and landing performance and decrease the fuel consumption for not less than 3%.


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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:11 pm

Looking nice!

I flew the SSJ for the first time last week CPH-SVO and must say I really enjoyed the ride. Was very quiet and modern inside the cabin.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Is this needed for LCY for CityJet?
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Aeroflot777 wrote:
Looking nice!

I flew the SSJ for the first time last week CPH-SVO and must say I really enjoyed the ride. Was very quiet and modern inside the cabin.


You are kidding right? What was your seat number?
I flew CityJet BRU-PRG and it was as comfortable and quiet as flying AN-2. I will avoid this plane like a plague.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:11 pm

dcaviation wrote:
Aeroflot777 wrote:
Looking nice!

I flew the SSJ for the first time last week CPH-SVO and must say I really enjoyed the ride. Was very quiet and modern inside the cabin.


You are kidding right? What was your seat number?
I flew CityJet BRU-PRG and it was as comfortable and quiet as flying AN-2. I will avoid this plane like a plague.

I can't comment on noise or turbulence on your flight but having a seat in a brand new Interjet SSJ was quite comfy for me. Hoping to see more of them.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:47 pm

When you think how much it would cost an engine manufacturer to save 3% (if at all) it's amazing what little BW's can do.It seems so simple but I am sure it's not!
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:59 pm

dcaviation wrote:
I flew CityJet BRU-PRG and it was as comfortable and quiet as flying AN-2. I will avoid this plane like a plague.


Not kidding at all. Flew in first row of economy, and also spent about 30 minutes in the back talking to FAs, so got to hear both parts of the plane.

Would gladly fly it over and over again, absolutely no complaints about the plane (except that SU parks the night flights on the opposite side of the airfield at SVO and that adds some time for bus transfer, which was somewhat annoying.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:12 pm

Agreed, for me this is the best/most comfortable jet to fly on, well maybe on par with the C Series anyway
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:18 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
The results of research and experiments showed that the installation of the saber-like tips allows to simultaneously improve the take-off and landing performance and decrease the fuel consumption for not less than 3%.

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning, but this statement is a little difficult to understand. Do they mean airlines can expect AT LEAST 3% less fuel consumption, or MAXIMUM 3% less fuel consumption?

Either way, the winglets look great and it's nice to see the SSJ continually making steps to improve. Does anybody know how CityJet is liking theirs? And, from what I understand, Interjet had been having some issues with the plane. Were these problems the fault of Interjet themselves or is there something wrong with the plane?
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:25 pm

N415XJ wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
The results of research and experiments showed that the installation of the saber-like tips allows to simultaneously improve the take-off and landing performance and decrease the fuel consumption for not less than 3%.

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning, but this statement is a little difficult to understand. Do they mean airlines can expect AT LEAST 3% less fuel consumption, or MAXIMUM 3% less fuel consumption?

Either way, the winglets look great and it's nice to see the SSJ continually making steps to improve. Does anybody know how CityJet is liking theirs? And, from what I understand, Interjet had been having some issues with the plane. Were these problems the fault of Interjet themselves or is there something wrong with the plane?

I read it as at least 3% less.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:03 pm

Sabrelets? I wonder what SABRE things about that name...
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:29 pm

Dardania wrote:
Is this needed for LCY for CityJet?


Are CityJet even getting any more? LCY ops cut right back as well.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:01 pm

N415XJ wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
The results of research and experiments showed that the installation of the saber-like tips allows to simultaneously improve the take-off and landing performance and decrease the fuel consumption for not less than 3%.

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning, but this statement is a little difficult to understand. Do they mean airlines can expect AT LEAST 3% less fuel consumption, or MAXIMUM 3% less fuel consumption?


There is no ambivalence in the wording. "not less than 3%"

!<3% = 3% or more.

Some other airframer needs Billiions in PR to get there. :-)
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:20 pm

SSJ always looked like a mini 787...with the new wingtips, now even more so.
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:22 pm

From the pictures I guess they are about 1.5m/60in long. Maybe a little more.
So wingspan should be around 31m from 27.8m
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:34 pm

"...decrease the fuel consumption for [sic] not less than 3%" means that there will be a decrease of 3%, 4%, 5%, etc., but not 2%, 1%, 0%, etc.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:35 pm

747-600X wrote:
"...decrease the fuel consumption for [sic] not less than 3%" means that there will be a decrease of 3%, 4%, 5%, etc., but not 2%, 1%, 0%, etc.


integer math is bliss!
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:47 pm

dcaviation wrote:
You are kidding right? What was your seat number?
I flew CityJet BRU-PRG and it was as comfortable and quiet as flying AN-2. I will avoid this plane like a plague.

Of course matters such as onboard comfort is very subjective, but I add my name to the list of those who have had positive experiences on board the Superjet. I flew Interjet SJD-TLC and it was a really comfortable ride. Very enjoyable!!!
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:58 pm

Is it something made for a special order? Any news bout it?
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:09 pm

OMG its a 787 fetus!
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:21 pm

Il honestly looks amazing! I hope to see them fly soon. (and maybe a few more orders ;) )
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 pm

santi319 wrote:
OMG its a 787 fetus!

Yes.
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With development initiated in 2000. the airliner was designed and spearheaded by Sukhoi, a division of the Russian civil aerospace company (UAC), in co-operation with several foreign partners.


See what all that snooping is good for. So that is why they dumped the Sonic Cruiser ;-)
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:53 am

N415XJ wrote:

And, from what I understand, Interjet had been having some issues with the plane. Were these problems the fault of Interjet themselves or is there something wrong with the plane?


Interjet was starved for replacement parts, thus the grounding of some SSJs. They asked Sukhoi about manufacturing replacement parts in Mexico so they can get them quicker: https://sputniknews.com/business/201710 ... roduction/
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:54 am

The previous pictures make you think of a horizontal wingtip device, but there is some more angle in these than those of the B787. These are part of the commitment with Cityjet to certify the SSJ100 for operations @LCY.

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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:03 am

The "Saberlets" add an elegant touch to the SSJ.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:20 am

I flew the SSJ also and thought it seemed very comfortable. I would never put it at anywhere near md-88 or 717 noise levels in the back. It has felt smooth, solid, and quiet a very nice ride. I would love to ride it again . interjet crews seemed to really like it also.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:23 am

Wish they were a little bigger but it looks nice!
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:13 pm

Seen from the side, the engine, wing and winglet combo look a lot like a RR powered A330.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:34 pm

Waterbomber wrote:
Seen from the side, the engine, wing and winglet combo look a lot like a RR powered A330.

Indeed, a mini A330neo with a Trent 772B! Looks sharp to me.

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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:11 pm

I look forward to seeing/flying this aircraft at London City in a couple of years time.Its doing ok but deserves to do even better imho.Its a great little shorthaul 100 seater.Who knows they may do the stretch one day too.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:30 am

LockheedBBD wrote:
N415XJ wrote:

And, from what I understand, Interjet had been having some issues with the plane. Were these problems the fault of Interjet themselves or is there something wrong with the plane?


Interjet was starved for replacement parts, thus the grounding of some SSJs. They asked Sukhoi about manufacturing replacement parts in Mexico so they can get them quicker: https://sputniknews.com/business/201710 ... roduction/


IIRC interjet's CEO mentioned it was nagging issues with the Sam146 and a lack of spare engines rather than a problem with Sukhoi itself. As of now only 2 airframes are out of service, being XA-PBA and XA-JLG, both heavily damaged during operation.
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:55 am

The aircraft looks much better with the Saberlets
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:36 pm

QuarkFly wrote:
SSJ always looked like a mini 787...with the new wingtips, now even more so.

Hang P&W GTFs under the wings and you are there. :smile: Come to think of it, the engines could be the source of the SSJ's problems. I asked before if an improved PW6000 might be a better substitute engine for it but received no answer. :?

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Anyway, 6,000km of range in a SBJ would allow one to traipse around the region (at less cost?) in utmost comfort if not in top speed and style... :cloudnine: ...

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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:14 pm

QuarkFly wrote:
SSJ always looked like a mini 787...with the new wingtips, now even more so.


It is rather (along with the B787) more like the Dornier 728 Regionaljet which did not see the light of day:

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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:54 am

nmdrdh787 wrote:
Sabrelets? I wonder what SABRE things about that name...

From the word "sabre":
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In Russian they are called long-term: "саблевидные законцовки крыла".
"saberlets" is a commercial name, such as "winglets" or "sharklets".
 
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Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:52 pm

Called "Saberlets",

Lol...they don't know what to invent anymore. First sharklets, now this... as if Boeing had registered the name "winglet", which is what they are called at every engineering school.
Anyway, good to see this going from paper to reality, I was expecting it to happen earlier in 2017 though. This is part of the LCY "package" for CityJet.
And 3% fuel consumption improvement is nothing to laugh at.

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