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Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:45 am

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 roll out will take place next week Tuesday (26th of September)

Some info on this new Russian regional jet:
The three variants were originally called the RRJ-60, RRJ-75 and RRJ-95, with the numbers designating the average passenger capacity of each type. However, with the renaming of the project to "Superjet 100", the RRJ-75 was relabelled the "Superjet 100-75" (or SSJ 100-75 for short), while the RRJ-95 became known as the "SSJ 100-95". The smallest variant was dropped completely and efforts are currently concentrating on the largest variant, with the smaller SSJ 100-75 to follow later on. A longer SSJ 100-110 is also projected, but would be limited to a maximum capacity of 110 passengers due to Sukhoi's agreement with Boeing, as any larger aeroplane would compete with the US company's own product lineup.

So far, 73 aircraft have been ordered with Aeroflot (45), Transaero (10) and ItAli Airlines (10) among the customers. However, some more orders will be announced soon and they aim to have 300 orders by 2010.

The first Superjet 100 will be delivered late next year.

http://www.sukhoi.superjet100.com/en/upload/contents/332/foto-04-cc.jpg

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

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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:05 am

Put winglets on it and it may sort of look like an ERJ. I know this isn't exactly a new concept design for RJ's, but I'm glad to see it beoming more popular, at least as a mx standpoint as well as pax comfort. Before EMBRAER finally rolled out the EMB170, didn't Dornier have one similar aircraft actually performing flight tests before that company went under?

Canadair also has a concept similar to this, but I haven't heard or seen anything new about that. I wish Sukhoi well on this, and even though I doubt it would happen, it would be cool to see Russian aircraft flying around the States and not just parked at IAD. Seeing as how Boeing and any other US company isn't jumping on the regional jet market, it's nice to see something different in the skies.
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Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:20 am

I can't wait to see this thing. I was wondering though, why doesn't it have winglets?
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Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:27 am

I really hope this does well, and would also like to see some flying around the US.
 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:33 am

Quoting Xtoler (Reply 1):
didn't Dornier have one similar aircraft actually performing flight tests before that company went under?

I believe the aircraft, the Fairchild-Dornier 728, was rolled out, but never flew. The company went bust before the 728 could even make its first flight.

Not directly related to the rollout ceremony, but does anyone know if (or can we at least assume that) part of the flighttesting regime will be carried out in HEL? I recall that Russian OEMs seem to use HEL whenever they can for flighttesting.

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Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:37 am

Quoting SpencerII (Reply 3):
I really hope this does well, and would also like to see some flying around the US.

Me too! After all, Boeing also takes place in the whole Sukhoi project.
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:44 am

Quoting ENU (Thread starter):
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 roll out will take place next week Tuesday (26th of September)

Oops, that should be Wednesday...

Some recent information on the project:

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Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, a subsidiary of the state-owned Sukhoi holding, said Monday it would build the first nine SuperJet-100 regional aircraft in 2008.
The SuperJet-100 project is a family of medium-range passenger aircraft developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau in cooperation with major American and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace, and Honeywell.
"We are planning to build nine aircraft in 2008, 30 planes in 2009, 60 planes in 2010, and starting in 2011 to roll out 70 jets annually," said Sergei Shkryabun, the company's regional director.
Sukhoi plans to produce at least 700 RRJs, and intends to sell 35% of them in North America, 25% in Europe, 10% in Latin America, and 7% in Russia and China.
The overall market for the SuperJet-100 is estimated at about 5,500 aircraft, or $100 billion, through 2023.
So far, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has secured over 60 orders for its regional aircraft. Aeroflot, Russia's national air carrier, is one of the largest clients, with contracts for the delivery of at least 45 planes.
In a recent Le Bourget deal, Sukhoi signed a $283-million contract to supply 10 Superjet-100 aircraft to Italian carrier ItAli Airlines.
Italy's Finmeccanica and Alenia-Aeronautica have signed an agreement with Sukhoi holding to jointly acquire a blocking stake (25% plus one share) in Sukhoi. The deal is subject to approval by the Russian and Italian governments.
Under the agreement, the Italian companies will provide at least 25% of the investment for the Superjet-100 project.
Sukhoi said in June it was planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares after 2010.

Source: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070702/68169275.html
 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting Xtoler (Reply 1):
didn't Dornier have one similar aircraft actually performing flight tests before that company went under?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild-Dornier_728JET
Heres a picture of it here, the 728 was going to seat 70-85 and the stretch version 95 - 110.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ab/728_rollout.JPG



Quoting Xtoler (Reply 1):
Canadair also has a concept similar to this, but I haven't heard or seen anything new about that.

I think you mean the Bombardier CSeries. It seats 110-130 and is scheduled to enter service in 2013.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_CSeries


Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
I can't wait to see this thing. I was wondering though, why doesn't it have winglets?

Winglets only really help fuel burn in cruise, since the SSJ100 is only a small RJ and only going small distances the extra weight of the winglet causes more fuel burn than it would save.

Its awesome that the Russian commercial aerospace industry is turning picking up again.
 
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Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:43 am

Quoting ENU (Reply 6):
Sukhoi plans to produce at least 700 RRJs, and intends to sell 35% of them in North America, 25% in Europe, 10% in Latin America, and 7% in Russia and China.

That's pretty interesting, I'm surprised they only aim to sell such a small percentage of their product in the home country. Certainly the figures for North America are ambitious, but I can see some reasonable orders materialising for the aircraft in Europe.


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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:56 am

Quoting NZA320 (Reply 7):
Winglets only really help fuel burn in cruise, since the SSJ100 is only a small RJ and only going small distances the extra weight of the winglet causes more fuel burn than it would save.

If they were to build a longer range version of the SSJ, then it could be likely that winglets would appear. Embraer has put winglets on the Legacy Businessjet (which is based on the ERJ-135) and on the ERJ-145XRs.
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:17 am

Quoting NZA320 (Reply 7):
Heres a picture of it here, the 728 was going to seat 70-85 and the stretch version 95 - 110.

The superjet indeed does look very similar to the Dornier 728. Such a shame the Dornier 728 couln't make it to the Airlines.  banghead  Such a beatiful plane.  crying 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:08 pm

The first fuselage was pictured almost eight months ago:

http://skyliner-aviation.de/photos/polet-rrj-2.jpg

Six more days to go before the assembled Superjet is revealed!
 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:32 pm

Order breakdown:

Superjet 100-95

Financial Leasing Company 10 (+10 options)
Aeroflot November 45 (+20 options)
Dalavia 6 (+4 options)
Transaero 10 (+12 options)
ItAli Airlines 10 (+10 options)
Armavia 2 (+2 options)
Totals 83 (+73 options)

Superjet 100-75

AiRUnion 15 (+15 options)


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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:14 pm

I wonder if any airlines out here would be interested.Hows it rated as compared to the Emb 170.
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:48 pm

AFAIK Aeroflot has 30 firm orders + 15 options.

I don't believe Transaero is currently amongst SSJ customers at all.
 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:31 pm

Quoting EYKD (Reply 14):
AFAIK Aeroflot has 30 firm orders + 15 options.

I don't believe Transaero is currently amongst SSJ customers at all.

I culled that list from Wiki, it's not reliable as usual. Please exude me.

There are 73 firm orders so far, but I'm not sure about the breakdown. I thought Aeroflot converted its options recently and I'm quite sure that Transaero's order was announced. Corrections are welcome!

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

AirUnion 15+15

Some more pictures:

http://www.sukhoi.superjet100.com/en/upload/images/094_IMG_1197.jpg
http://www.sukhoi.superjet100.com/en/upload/images/P1030236.jpg
http://www.sukhoi.superjet100.com/en/upload/images/P1030255.jpg
 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:34 am

what a gorgeous jet. i'm looking forward to flying this one!

are the armavia orders a replacement for their lost A320s?

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by the way, is that snow on the ground already in russia? where is that? it's only september!  Wow!
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:54 am

Love those Cold War assembly facilities at least the jet is cutting edge.
 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:06 am

Quoting Xtoler (Reply 1):
Put winglets on it and it may sort of look like an ERJ.

Its better looking than the ERJ.
 
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:06 am

Does anyone have a shot of the flight deck?
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 16):
by the way, is that snow on the ground already in russia? where is that? it's only september! Wow!

I think this answers that  Smile

Quoting ENU (Reply 11):
The first fuselage was pictured almost eight months ago:

By the way, is that an N-number on the tail???
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:24 am

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 16):
by the way, is that snow on the ground already in russia? where is that? it's only september!

I live on the edge of Dartmoor and we've already had a couple of light frosts, family in mid Wales had quite a heavy one at the end of last week. It's going to be a tough winter here in the UK as well I think.


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Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:30 am

Finally, something to offset the mind-numbingly bland Boeing and Airbus rollouts!
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:41 am

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 16):
by the way, is that snow on the ground already in russia? where is that? it's only september!

These pictures have been taken on January 28th, 2007 when first SSJ fuselage arrived to Zhukovsky for static test.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 20):
is that an N-number on the tail?

No, surely it's not. "N" stands for just an ordinal number prefix. If this bird would take into the skies it was carrying registration RA-95002.

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 16):
are the armavia orders a replacement for their lost A320s?

Sounds like true.
 
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Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:04 am

Quoting 777way (Reply 18):

Now that I see real pictures of the airframe, I have to agree with you. But I still think the EMB145 looks a lot better than a CRJ200 as far as 50 seaters go, just too bad they don't have the performance of the CRJ.

Brazilian women are hot, though.

NZA320, thanks for the pix/artists rendition and info on both Dornier and the new CRJ.

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Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:13 pm

Quoting Vio (Reply 19):
Does anyone have a shot of the flight deck?

Here you go:



Flightglobal.com had a special about the Superjet sometime ago. For those interested: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...11988/sukhoi-superjet-special.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=16423



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Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:25 am

It looks to be aq rip off on the E series to me.
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:37 am

A very nice plane. 5-abreast was surely missing after the end of the DC-9 and its successors. Too bad it looks a lot like the E-Jets and the A320. But I hope it'll find a lot of customers in the west, and we see it at TXL.

Does it really have a main landing gear with 2x4 wheels?
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:46 am

Intresting that you point the gear out actually. It looks like they might want to try to use it from unimproved strips?
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:47 am

I'm quite excited about this aircraft... I really hope it becomes a success and Russia finally gets strongly into the global aviation market. They have superb aeronautical engineering experience.
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:04 am

Quoting N710PS (Reply 28):
Intresting that you point the gear out actually. It looks like they might want to try to use it from unimproved strips?

Maybe it has two variants, one with 2x2 and one with 2x4.

The bad runways may be the reason for the 2x4 version. Actually, Airbus did that with A320s for Indian.


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Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:36 am

The Layout is 5 across, so wider fuselage than the E jets, I wonder if they would match the numbers of the E jet, me thinks that the E jet would be better than the Superjet, on the other hand acquisition costs......


I forgot that B had a part on this project, so long to my idea that B could use Embraer or Bombardier as regional partner for the 737RS, I was hoping to see two fuselages and one cockpit, something similar to the 757/767. Since this project is new, I wonder if this still could happen, and Sukhoi will be the manufacturer of the regional variant of the 737RS
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:42 am

I honestly don't see significant U.S. orders...if any. This has been brought up in another thread but i'm suprised nobody buzzed .

Don't you guys watch the news? I've been following this for a while now. I think there will always be bad blood between the U.S. and Russia.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/internat...al/2007/09/20/123264/China-and.htm
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:29 am

I think this aircraft might see more sales if it used a western engine. I have no doubts that the Russian engine is technologically competitive, but I just don't think the infrastructure is there to support the maintenance of the engine.

The newer Russian jets do not have the same safety problems that the models of yesteryear had, but the support infrastructure is still very weak. Perhaps this will improve though, only time will tell.
 
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:18 pm

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 32):
I honestly don't see significant U.S. orders...if any. I think there will always be bad blood between the U.S. and Russia.

Money are much stronger than politics, that's what I always say. Bad blood never stopped Boeing from having huge engineering center in Moscow, joint titanium manufacturing enterprise with Ural based VSMPO-Avisma and some other projects here in Russia.

If the plane will be successful in terms of purchase, operation and maintainence cost, why not consider having it?

Boeing is an official consultant of Sukhoi, so why spying?

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 33):
I think this aircraft might see more sales if it used a western engine.

SSJ 100 is equipped with SaM 146 engines. Quote: The PowerJet SaM146 is an engine produced by the PowerJet joint venture between Snecma and NPO Saturn. The SaM146’s modern design is based on the CFM56 - the world’s most reliable and economical jet engine.

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 33):
but the support infrastructure is still very weak.

Sukhoi is working really hard to build modern solid post-production infrastructure.

As for the main landing gear, it will be 2x2, the artist's renderings above are obsolete.

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:45 pm

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 16):
are the armavia orders a replacement for their lost A320s?

Armavia have been on the market for smaller jets/planes for some time. They were expected to buy the CRJ 200 but went for the SuperJet. From few Armenian sources, the order looks to be 2 firm and 3 options with the first delivery at the end of 2008.

The A320 will stay and they will be getting 1 or 2 more and the 737 will probably leave the fleet.
 
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:40 pm

I can't wait! Currently Embraer has no competitor in this seat segment, so the SSJ will surely make things very interesting! With the ARJ21 and the CSeries coming up later, I think it may get a bit too crowded though...

I think that the SSJ will mark a turning point and signal the comeback of Russian aviation! I wish Sukhoi all the best!

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 33):
I think this aircraft might see more sales if it used a western engine. I have no doubts that the Russian engine is technologically competitive, but I just don't think the infrastructure is there to support the maintenance of the engine.

Nope. Sukhoi has gotten it right, realizing that with old engine technology and lack of global support a Russian aircraft will never succeed beyond its borders. This is why the SaM146 is developed conjointly by NPO Saturn and Snecma. They are incorporating modern technology and a reliable partner that will ensure full support in Western countries. Maintaining this engine anywhere in the world should be no problem at all. Check out www.powerjet.aero .
 
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:45 pm

Quoting ENU (Thread starter):
A longer SSJ 100-110 is also projected, but would be limited to a maximum capacity of 110 passengers due to Sukhoi's agreement with Boeing, as any larger aeroplane would compete with the US company's own product lineup.

Is this true? Because with 5-abreast, you could easily stretch to 130 seats, and possibly even more. And given its under-wing engine configuration, it could be stretched very efficiently...
 
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:32 am

I love the wide look and the 4 tires on each main gear  Smile this looks much better than the ERJ
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:34 am

Made me wonder about some old post back then where G4 wanted A318 to replace its MDs, maybe G4 could use this jet Big grin as a replacement.
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:51 am

Quoting N710PS (Reply 26):
It looks to be aq rip off on the E series to me.



Quoting Thorben (Reply 27):
Too bad it looks a lot like the E-Jets and the A320

Enough of that already. Yes, it has two wing-mounted engines, and *gasp* a fuselage. There is a reason for that, and it has nothing to do with 'copying' other aircraft. Perhaps a delta shape with 6 engines at the rear would suit you better? Would that stop people spouting rubbish about 'ripping off' other designs?
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:13 am

Any news or rumour that the Iranian airline componies are interedted in the SSJ?
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:15 am

Two days to go (in my time zone)!  

Quoting R2rho (Reply 37):
Is this true? Because with 5-abreast, you could easily stretch to 130 seats, and possibly even more. And given its under-wing engine configuration, it could be stretched very efficiently...

I'm not sure about the exact role of Boeing the project, I thought it was advisory. But even if the SSJ could easily be stretched, I doubt if it is wise to directly compete with the B737NG. Sukhoi will first focus on the 86-103 pax version (100-95), and subsequently the shorter 100-75 (68-78 pax).

For possible lay-outs see: http://www.sukhoi.superjet100.com/en/inside.aspx?nmenu_id=4491

The prospectives for the SSJ are really good. I wonder what the main reason is. The cooperation with international suppliers and partners? For example, the TU-204 is doing pretty good, but the TU-334 is a flop. The AN-148 picked up some orders recently, but still has to prove itself.


International suppliers to the SSJ-project:

Quote:
The Superjet team comprises some of the most respected aviation companies in the world:

Alenia Aeronautica
Power Jet (Snecma-NPO Saturn joint venture)
Thales
Liebherr Aerospace
Messier Dowty
Intertechnique (Zodiac)
B/E Aerospace
Autronics (Curtiss Wright)
Honeywell
Ipeco
Parker
Hamilton Sundstrand
Goodrich

On Boeings role:

Quote:
June 9, 2007, Saint Petersburg – Today at XI Saint Petersburg international economic forum Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding on increase of Boeing’s involvement in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Programme.
The Protocol provides for increased Boeing’s involvement in setting up the after-sale support system, including assistance in creating the required infrastructure and providing access to such Boeing’s modern support infrastructure as crew and maintenance staff training, as well as access to spare parts distribution infrastructure.
The possibility to create a joint training centre and access to Boeing’s infrastructure and modern spare parts distribution technology will allow for setting up an internationally acknowledged after sales system, thus increasing Sukhoi Superjet 100 export potential and boosting its sales.
The Protocol stipulates for Boeing’s participation as a consultant in Sukhoi Superjet 100 family further modifications.

And the partnership with Alenia Aeronautica (Italy):

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June 20, 2006
Sukhoi Aviation Holding and Italian Finmeccanica Group, as well as their subsidiaries Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and Alenia Aeronautica, signed an Agreement on Strategic Partnership on the Superjet 100 Program.
The Superjet 100 program provides for design, development, production, marketing and support of a family of next generation 75-100 seats regional jets.
The Agreement develops cooperation framework, outlined by Memorandum of Understanding on Development of Cooperation on the Superjet 100 Program, signed by Russian Federal Agency for Industry, Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company, Finmeccanica Group and Alenia Aeronautica at Moscow International airshow MAKS in August 2005.
The Agreement provides for Alenia Aeronautica to acquire 25% + 1 share of SCAC (subject to government approval) and to participate in financing of not less than 25% of the Superjet 100 Program.
To promote the Superjet 100 success in Western markets the parties agreed to launch a 50%-joint venture in Europe that will focus on sales and worldwide after-sale support. In addition to that, Alenia Aeronautica will second a team of its experts to SCAC to work in certification, procurement, sales, after-sale support and other business units and will provide advanced materials and systems, developed and produced in Italy, with the collaboration of other Finmeccanica Group’s companies.
The Agreement is an important step in building up a long-term strategic partnership between the two companies, which are joining intellectual and operational capabilities to create a new value proposition for the market and share profits and risks of the Program. Large scale manufacturing cooperation stipulated by the Agreement is supported by Governments of both Russia and Italy.
The fact that a renowned Western strategic partner enters the projects confirms reliability of the aircraft design performance and the global competitive advantages of the Superjet 100.
Merge of technical and intellectual potential of Alenia Aeronautica and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company promises to be the largest project of Russian-Italian cooperation in Civil Aviation and will be the real step towards single economic and industrial environment between Russia and European Union.


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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:50 am

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 40):
Enough of that already. Yes, it has two wing-mounted engines, and *gasp* a fuselage. There is a reason for that, and it has nothing to do with 'copying' other aircraft. Perhaps a delta shape with 6 engines at the rear would suit you better? Would that stop people spouting rubbish about 'ripping off' other designs?

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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:36 am

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 40):
Perhaps a delta shape with 6 engines at the rear would suit you better?

Yeah, that in fact would be more like a russian jet that this old-news design.
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:08 am

In another discussion on this board it's mentioned that SK is currently close to finalizing an order for the SSJ, as replacement for their ill-fating Dash 8-Q400's. That would be great for this project if this will become reality and meaning an order for about 25 ~ 30 frames!
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:14 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
I wonder if any airlines out here would be interested.Hows it rated as compared to the Emb 170.

From the FG-special:
Pogosyan believes the SSJ will be in demand internationally as its design is "superior to the existing offerings in the market" from Bombardier and Embraer. "For example, the SSJ will have significantly lower operating costs - our target is to be 10-15% better - and its wider cabin will offer more comfort," he says.

Sukhoi Aviation Holding director general Michail Pogosyan says the two-plus-three-seat abreast configuration was adopted for the SSJ as "a two-plus-two seat cross-section like that of the E-190 and CRJ900 is not optimal beyond 70 seats. And for regional aircraft the three-plus-three configuration of the A320 and 737 is too big."
So the SSJ follows aircraft such as the DC-9/MD-80/717 and Fokker F28/70/100 - not to mention the stillborn Fairchild 728 family - in having a five-abreast economy layout.

More technical details: http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/sukhoi/

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 45):
In another discussion on this board it's mentioned that SK is currently close to finalizing an order for the SSJ, as replacement for their ill-fating Dash 8-Q400's.

This has been rumoured for some time, as well as Malev being among the potential customers. It would be a bit of a rush move by SAS though, how does this jet compare to turbo props?

Sukhoi updated their website and the linked pictures disappeared. But here a new one to keep all of you enthusiastic!



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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:35 pm

Less than 24h to go! Does anyone know the exact time of the ceremony?
 
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:48 pm

Quoting NZA320 (Reply 7):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild-Dornier_728JET
Heres a picture of it here, the 728 was going to seat 70-85 and the stretch version 95 - 110.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...t.JPG

Interesting. What do you think might have been if Dornier did not go bankrupt? The 728JET in my opinion would have been a great competitor to the CRJ and the EMB's. Just my opinion of course.


The Sukhoi looks great, I just wonder what the deal is with the landing gear? I find it interesting that they are going for the double instead of the single bogey.
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RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:56 pm

It is scheduled for noon local time, which is GMT +11 hours. The time is not very convenient for Europe, including Moscow.

I don't know any details, even the whole ceremony duration. I've heard only it will take place in the final assembly shop and is supposed to be wholly indoor.

I can't promise any pictures now, but I'll do my best to share those I will have.

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