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Old June 24th, 2011, 12:01 PM   #81
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Sukhoi hopes to sell Sukhoi SuperJet 100 to Delta

The first customers of international fame for recently put into operation SSJ and prospective МS-21 have appeared. American Delta has made an inquiry on 100 Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ), and the largest low-cost carrier - Ryanair — on 200 МS-21, Kommersant reports.

However, even if the carriers will be interested in commercial offers on Russian aircraft, the Russian jets will have to compete with the world’s largest and most famous airframer’s products.

Delta and Ryanair have forwarded their inquiries on commercial offers to UAC regarding deliveries of Russian passenger aircraft, the source in UAC reported. Delta considers acquisition of regional Sukhoi Superjets (SSJ), and Ryanair — МS-21.

The world’s largest low-cost carrier - Ryanair has already spoken about its interest to МS-21 in spring 2011. According to one of Irkut’s top-managers (Irkut Corporation is developing MS-21 aircraft), this interest has transformed in the inquiry on 200 jets.

Ryanair has denied any comments regarding its interest to Russian jets, saying that the company “is always looking for possibilities of fleet renewal and expansion”.

The inquiry on SSJ has been received by Superjet International — a joint venture between Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Italian Alenia Aeronautica, which is responsible for sales of SSJ in Europe, Africa and USA, said Mikhail Pogosyan, president of UAC. Delta needs around 100 regional jets for development of its subsidiaries specializing on transportation inside USA, said the participants of airshow in French Le Bourget. That is why the airline has submitted the inquiries to — Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier, Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and China’s Comac.

Delta’s press-service said that it is “unable to comment on new jets’ acquisition”. However, Embraer’s director on external relations, Carlos Kamargo has confirmed that the Brazilian airframer is preparing an offer for Delta. "It is hard to estimate competitors’ chances – everything will depend on the airline, which should take the decion by the first half of 2012",— he explained. The top-manager of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (the manufacturer of MRJ — Mitsubishi Regional Jet) refused to comment the current orders of his customer. Canadian Bombardier has underlined that Delta is currently using more than 200 Bomardier’s aircraft (mainly CRJ700 and CRJ900). "As compared with, for example, SSJ, Bombardier С-series have more range and they are more efficient", — assured Bombardier’s manager John Arone. At the same time, the Russian jet is cheaper. The list price of SSJ is $31,7 million, while the Bombardier C-series aircraft costs around $66 million, А320 Family aircraft — around $78 million, MRJ — about $40 million. Airbus has declined any comments on this matter.


The Irkut MS-21 (Russian: МС‑21 "Магистральный самолет 21 века" - "Magistralny Samolyet 21 veka" - "Airliner of the 21st Century") is a proposed series of three twin-engine short-range and mid-range Russian jet airliners with a capacity of 150-212 passengers being developed and to be produced by Irkut and Yakovlev Design Bureau of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) group.[1]

Slated to replace the Tupolev Tu-154 and Tupolev Tu-204/214 in service,[2] the MS-21 certification is planned by 2016.[3]
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MS-21 model display at Le Bourget.


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Russia's UAC to unify airliner brand
(RIA Novosti/WCARN.com, June 27)

Russia's United Aircraft Corporation plans to unite its Sukhoi Superjet 100 and MS-21 airliners under one brand within five years, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

"UAC has plans to unify the planes for a move to one brand," the source told reporters.

The Superjet 100 is a short-medium haul passenger aircraft developed by Sukhoi in cooperation with U.S. and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.

The aircraft is capable of carrying up to 100 passengers for up to 4,500 kilometers. Sukhoi has received over 200 firm orders for Superjet 100 airliners so far.

The Irkut MS-21 airliner is a twin-engine jet with a capacity of 150-215 passengers, currently being designed by Irkut and the Yakovlev design bureau, part of the UAC. The aircraft is designed to replace the ageing Tupolev Tu-154 and Tu-204 on medium-haul routes.


and updates on Sukhoi 100 crash in Indonesia:

Pilot of crashed Superjet-100 "was aware" of landscape
(RIA Novosti, June 28)

The vice president of Russia’s Sukhoi corporation has dismissed suggestions that the pilot of a Superjet-100 plane that crashed into a mountain near Indonesia’s capital Jakarta in May was unaware of the landscape in the area.

“This was a demonstration flight, and the plane was to fly over many airports. It has crossed the equator, and it’s impossible to count all mountains along its route,” Igor Vinogradov said in an interview with Russian government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta published on Thursday.

“As stipulated by [flight] regulations, the pilot had to make himself aware of the landscape in the areas where he was to fly, which has in fact been done,” he said, adding that an independent commission examined the crew’s readiness for the flight.

The Superjet-100 slammed into Mount Salak near Jakarta on May 9 when it was on a short demonstration flight for potential buyers. All 45 people on board were killed.

Vinogradov also dismissed suggestions that the plane could have problems with its air conditioning system, or that the crash could be a result of bad weather.

The Superjet’s onboard communications systems operated properly, as well as the collision avoidance system, he said, adding, however, that the pilot could have turned the latter off.

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Russia's Sukhoi Superjet-100 completely hopeless

Russia's Ministry of Industry and Commerce has developed a new version of the state program "The development of the aviation industry." As a result, the forecasts for aircraft became more modest. By 2025, Russia's share on the world market of civil aircraft will make up only 3 percent against the earlier stipulated 10. As for helicopters, the share was predicted on the level of 14 percent vs. the earlier expected 27. The eternally prospective Sukhoi Superjet 100 will receive the largest investments.

"Maintaining a large number of competing programs does not allow either the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), or the state to concentrate resources on strategic projects. This leads to the erosion of investments on the one hand, and to their duplication on the other hand. As a result ... the financial assets are dissipated among several projects implemented in the same segments (SSJ and An-148 aircraft - in the regional segment; Tu-204/214, SSJ NG and MS-21 - in the single-aisle aircraft segment)," the document published on the website of the ministry said.

Afterwards, the Ministry of Industry names a priority project for the Russian aerospace industry - Sukhoi Superjet. The "completion, ensuring efficient sales and after-sales services for the SSJ-100 aircraft" was named a priority too. Other "non-strategic" projects may prove to be irrelevant.

The ministry explained the logic of the proposal: "The failure of the SSJ project could at least halve the demand on aircraft of Russia's subsequent projects (MS-21)." The United Aircraft Corporation has contracts to ship only 230 Superjet-100 planes, the ministry said. The solidity of those contracts raises very strong doubts. However, the future MS-21 will not sell without them, the ministerial officials believe. Apparently, the point is that we need to continue to deceive ourselves.

The prospects of the SSJ project are not obvious to anyone, except for "a group of enthusiasts" involved in the project. They continue to prove the advantages of the aircraft on the net. However, they persistently deny regular reports about technical problems that occur during the operation of the liner.

The interest of the founders can be understood from references to opinions from a very limited circle of people, who had been promoting the project over the years. One shall admit that the authors of "reality vs. speculation" can very well fight against the "black myths" that surround the aircraft. For example, it transpired that 80 percent of SSJ is made of imported parts. As it turns out, according to the data for the first quarter of 2012, only 61.53 percent of the plane is made of imported parts. The figures for the last quarter are not reflected in reports. They fluctuate considerably from quarter to quarter.

By and large, these questions are idle, because the difference between 61 percent and 80 percent is not that large. It is the essence that is important: this Russian plane is mostly foreign-made. A while back, it was served as a strategic idea: it would be easier for the aircraft made of foreign parts to get certified and grab a share of the international market. However, there is one big problem. The Sukhoi Superjet-100 does not sell abroad. The only one jetliner, which was used by Armenian airline Armavia has already been returned to Russia. Aeroflot now takes this aircraft, possibly under pressure from the state. But if so, should we continue this fuss with foreign suppliers?

Indeed, Boeing assembles its planes from the parts that it gets from all over the Western world, and even from Russia. However, the corporation owns its major suppliers. The US corporation has a good share in the unique and unrepeatable (no irony here) Russian supplier of titanium (Ural Boeing Manufacturing). Therefore, Boeing's convincing international image is nothing but a reflection of the power of the corporation.

Does Sukhoi control foreign suppliers for its liner the way Boeing does? Therefore, the "international" image of the SSJ de facto turns into zero. Speaking about who controls whom... Boeing participates in the development of the regional Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft as a consultant since 2001. It participates remarkably, judging by results.

The Ministry for Industry and Commerce indicates in the project that the market for regional aircraft, which the SSJ was aimed at, was a little "too tight" for producers. China's Comac (with aircraft ARJ21 in 2012) and Japan's Mitsubishi (with Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft in 2014) will appear there soon. At the same time, the actual experiences of companies in Brazil and Canada, in particular, the successful entrance of Brazilian company Embraer on the world market of regional jets, and the Canadian company Bombarbier - on the market for business aviation shows that these barriers are not insurmountable, the Ministry of Industry says.

However, the project mentions no plans for the development of the Russian wide-body aircraft. They will appear only in 2025. There is a feeling that for Russia it is an unknown new world that will open its doors for the country not earlier than in 10 years. As if Russia has never built anything like that before.

The Ministry of Industry insists that the United Aircraft Corporation does not have enough investment for development. In this regard, it was interesting to hear a qualified opinion from the department about the causes of this financial failure. Does it have anything to do with Sukhoi's debt burden, which in turn is a consequence of the complete absence of sales of Sukhoi Superjet 100?

According to the ministry, Russia's civilian aircraft should occupy 3.1 percent of the world market by 2025. Today, Russia is hardly represented on the global market of new commercial aircraft, taking less than 1 per cent (200 million dollars). According to forecasts, the global aircraft market will grow 2.3 times by 2025 - up to 366 billion dollars. About 80 percent of this amount will be based on civilian aircraft - 292.8 billion dollars. Thus, by 2025, Russia is supposed to sell civil aircraft in the amount of at least $ 9 billion, which is 45 times larger than what the country sells today.

"The total funding for the program is 2 trillion 107.963 billion rubles, of which the funds from the federal budget make up 1 trillion 473.489 billion rubles, and the off-budget financing - 634.474 billion rubles. As for the military segment of the world market, Russia plans to take 8.2 percent, which corresponds to the forecast of 6 billion dollars. As for civil helicopters, Russia should keep 13,9 percent of the market ($2.4 billion) by 2025, vs. 6 percent in 2010. Fifteen percent of military helicopters sold in the world should be Russian-made (3.8 billion dollars). The forecasts for engine building are more than modest: 1.8 percent in the civil and 8.3 percent in the military segment of the world market.

Source: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/econ...oi_superjet-0/
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How many firm orders + options does this aircraft have thus far?
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Sky's Sukhoi Superjet Begins Regular Flight

Sunday, March 24 2013
Pekanbaru (Antara Bali) - Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ)100 aircraft of Sky Aviation airline began regular flight serving the Makassar-Sorong-Jayapura route.

The regular operation of the Russian made jetliner was marked with a joy flight on Saturday carrying members of the board of director of the company and secretary general of the Indonesian air carrier association (INACA) Tengku Burhanuddin.

"They were welcome by Sorong Mayor Lambertus Jitmau and city officials ," General Manager for Marketing of Sky Aviation Sutito Zainudin said.

The brand new aircraft with 87 seats will serve the route six times a week,Sutito told ANTARA news agency here on Sunday.

Makassar has been selected as the operation base for Sukhoi for Central and Eastern parts of Indonesia while seeking new potential routes, he said.

By phases in a month Sky will serve three new routes including Makassar-Balikpapan four times in a week, Makassar-Denpasar three times a week and Makassar-Luwuk everyday .

The number of the SSJ 100 aircraft will be increased to five units this year , Sutito said, adding SKY has ordered for 12 units of the same type of aircraft until 2015. (*/DWA)


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SSJ100 Entry into Service with Lao Central

On March 24, 2013 the first SSJ100 of Lao Central – the airline based in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – successfully performed its first commercial flight from the capital of Vientiane to Luangphabang, the second largest city of Laos.
Lao Central will operate the SSJ100 both in domestic and international routes from Laos to Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Ming, Singapore and other destinations in Southeast Asia.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Lao Central signed a contract for delivery of three SSJ100 with an option for six aircraft in a 93 seats two-class configuration.


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How the Sukhoi Superjets Are Being Built |

These Superjets are the first passenger jet planes that are built after the formation of new Russia and also that is the first passenger plane of SU company which previously built only well known SU military jets. The 33rd airplane is being assembled currently in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. So today we can see how SSJ100 is built on the Far East of Russia.

Assembly of a finished product occurs in nine sections. Here you can see the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth sections of the final assembly workshop. The first one is not seen as it is hidden behind the central airplane. Still the entire wonder starts at the first section. The fuselage will soon be enriched with doors and a fin.

However, assembly of an airplane is still the simplest thing. As later it is followed by a very complicated and critical activity related to wiring harness layout and repair of power supply system.

Employees work daily in three shifts and every shift about 300 workers are engaged in the working process.

Center section of an airplane. Outer wings will be attached to it at the second section. One fuel reservoir is located in the very center of it, two others – in the outer wings.

Total fuel reserves account for 12690 kg.

By the way, it took 25 years to manufacture 74 Tu-204s and 24 Il-96s. And 25 both experimental and production airplanes have been produced starting from 2008.

The forebody and afterbody sections are made in Novosibirsk. They reach Komsomolsk-on-Amur following a standard road.

Electric wiring and engines have always been taken as the main problem of domestic aviation industry. And it seems that today the problem has been solved. Superjet is actually a flying computer and has many more wires than regular airplanes. The entire length of the electric network amounts to dozens km. It takes much time and efforts first to assembly it and then to control the quality. The routine and monotonous work is mainly fulfilled by women.

Today the cable network is being modernized.

Seam sealing the of the vertical fin produced in Novosibirsk though without some elements of the systems. That is why sealing is required at some sites of the fin.

Fuselage assembly with wings occurs at the 2nd site.

This very machine is assembled for a Mexican company. In this case assembly of electric wires was carried out in fuselage assembly.

Here the wing is connected with the center section. Holes are drilled and removed at the same place after all the parts are installed. Drilling and final bunching is done at the final assembly warehouse.

Wing flap assembly.

Works related to the electric system are completed at the third section.

The first commercial airplanes are returned from conservation and remade to demonstrate the interior of the business version of Sukhoi Business Jet.

Initially the airplane had to stay at the section for 30 days.

By 2015 the period will be decreased to 10 days which will help to produce around 30 airplanes that year.

Next year the period will be reduced even more leading to the production of 60 airplanes. It is rather complicated but possible.

Reduction of the period is explained by the usage of new technologies, motivation of personnel, change in the working technology and its optimization.

The engine pylon is a very light, small box with a minimum amount of details.

The airplane is certified as Protected Aircraft. A320, A330, A340, A380 and Sassault Falcon 7X have similar certificates. It means that the supervision system of Superjet controls the pilots and prevents them using unacceptable flying regimen.

The wind generator provides the machine with electric energy and pressure in case of the engine failure.

This is how the cabin looks. Later the airplane will be shifted to Ulyanovsk, Venice or Czechia where the interior is installed and the airplane is colored into corporate colors of the aviation company.

Pilot’s cabin.

Avionics is produced by the French company Thales. The same is for Airbus

Protection from unauthorized use of a direct vision window for a period of final assembly. The employees decided that it will be safer with a lock.

The airplane is unique because it has a digital fly-by-wire system. Abroad only A380 has a similar control system.

The sixth section.

Part of the air conditioning system.

The neutral gas system.

It is used to prevent the formation of inflammable fuel vapors in reservoirs by decreasing the amount of oxygen in them and nitrogen pressurization.

Engines are assembled at the sixth section. The airplane is weighted after fueling and defueling when the amount of trapped unusable fuel is calculated.

The engine demonstrated an amazing reliability. In April 2012 it was able to withstand bird strikes. It continued an uninterrupted operation after geese and swallows flew into the engine.

The sixth section has completed its work. Now all the systems of the plane will go through the stage of acceptance and control.

Soon it will fly for the first time.

SSJ 100LR out-of-range aircraft. Its experimental model made its first flight in February 2013.

n the Russian domestic market, the Sukhoi Superjet is intended to replace the aging Tupolev Tu-134 and Yakovlev Yak-42 aircraft.
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Here's an interesting move from Aeroflot and Sukhoi.

Sukhoi Aircraft Maker to Buy Ten SSJ-100 back from Aeroflot

Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi said on Wednesday it would repurchase its first ten Sukhoi SuperJet-100 (SSJ-100) aircraft from the national flagship airline Aeroflot for approximately $19 million each.

The first ten aircraft that delivered to Aeroflot in a simplified version are to be replaced with “full-version” aircraft in 2013-2014.
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Sukhoi is looking into rebuilding the 10 Superjets they bought back into business-class/private planes.

btw, have Armavia's 2 superjets already found a new home. They had already returned them before they ceased operations and where stored in Moscow while Armavia had a legal fight with Sukhoi about the costs. Since they were the 1st to be delivered they were probably also the simplified version. So I can imagine that Sukhoi will do the same with these 2 jets as they do with the 10 Aeroflot SuperJets.
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Russian to Bangkok

As a pretty regular Lao Airlines customer on their cheap flights from Vientiane to Bangkok, I was quite surprised when I found out they had grounded their fleet (of two) Boeing 737’s and were now using the Sukhoi Superjet.
This Russian-built airliner, which an insider told me was leased, has a very short but rather dubious history.
While on a round of show flights, to sell the 100-seater to prospective passengers one crashed into a mountain in Indonesia killing all aboard which included media, airline and government officials.
This was the day before it was to travel to Vientiane, as the fledgling Lao Central Airlines had ordered the inexpensive airplane to anchor its growing fleet.
But the price was right for a flight and they had even changed to the departure time to 8:15 pm, so I was able to leave my apartment about 6:35, make to the airport in plenty of time to put Olive (my motorbike) in long-term parking, buy a ticket, check-in, go through customs and immigration and have a coffee and check my email, all before boarding.
When it was time to board I noticed the Sukhoi was smaller than the 737 but certainly was a lot newer. In fact had that new car…er….. new plane smell. The seats and interior were all decked out in green. It was a nice looking plane and as we boarded were greeted by two Russian flight attendants along with a Lao one. It was rather strange.
As soon as I saw the guy I instantly thought KGB, although that agency doesn’t exist anymore and the cold war was over. He was quite tall as was the woman, and they dwarfed the Lao flight attendants.
They were friendly enough but not in a gentle Lao kind of way that I was used to.

After sitting down I made a point of reading the safety card in the seat back pocket I noticed the plane had exits at the front and rear but none on the wings, where I was seated.
Breakfast was soon served and it wasn’t very good. Some kind of sweet and sour shrimp that tasted burned and was very spicy. It included a vegetable that looked like it had been cooked for days with rice and some fruit that was also starting to brown. The coffee that I had with was quite horrible but I didn’t fret too much as for the price and length of the flight it was good to have anything at all. On the Boeing flights however, it was actually a tasty meal and the coffee was great.
The flight was fairly smooth except for one point where our little jet was buffeted by turbulence, which I surmised to be caused by the lack of size of the plane.
Most of the flight was smooth except for one point when we seemed to have a fairly rapid descent a long time before our approach to the SuvarnabhumiAirport in Bangkok.
It could have been my trepidation on being on a plane with a questionable safety record too so I wasn’t too worried.
As we prepared to land I asked a Lao flight attendant for a pen so I could fill out the immigration forms ahead of time, having always experienced such long delays after landing in SVB airport in Bangkok.
She thought about it for a second, looked towards the front of the plane then looked back down at me and said nonchalantly, “No, we don’t have any.” And then she walked away. I was a little gob-smacked and tried to think of a way of blaming the Russians. Vodka, the fall of communism, or were they told to be rude to Canadians because of their lack of dominance in ice hockey.
No worries I thought, hoping it wouldn’t delay me too much in the airport.
I thought of the previous Lao Central flight crew and their friendly Chief Purser named Niew, who always remembered my name and was quick to help with any request, as were her charges.
We landed uneventfully taxied toward the terminal though another difference from the 737 flights was that we were parked on the tarmac and not at one the terminal gangways that are attached to the airport. So we would have to deplane and jump on a bus that would take us to the terminal.
I noticed while on the bus, their was no place for the Sukhoi mapped out like all the other jets. No line for the A330 airbus or the Boeing 767 or 737. Maybe that’s why we were not allowed to go directly into the terminal. Or maybe it was just too early. We seemed to have gotten there in about 35 minutes, which was nice but very surprising.
And those lineups at customs were gone, and a customs worker who I tried to borrow a pen from insisted on filling out the immigration form for me and told me which areas I should not bother filling in. Wow!
I was in Bangkok city in no time after that fast flight and lack of customs lineup.
Even though the flight may have been fast and furious, maybe instead of rushing (Russian?) to build an airline overnight, Lao Central should build their brand slowly and safely. And more friendly!


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It could have been my trepidation on being on a plane with a questionable safety record too so I wasn’t too worried.
Lol! Pilot error can lead to a plane having a dubious safety record?
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