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.
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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