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Russian Superjet 100 makes first test flight
12:46 | 19/ 05/ 2008



KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR, May 19 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's new Superjet 100 medium-haul passenger airliner made its first test flight on Monday, a spokesman for manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said.

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.

"It took to the skies like a blue bird, performed all tests and landed," the official, who watched the flight in the Far East city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, said.

The manufacturer said in late April that the first Superjet 100 airliner had completed ground tests and been cleared for its maiden flight.

Sukhoi said the aircraft's systems and avionics had successfully undergone a standard set of in-situ tests at the Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI).

The company plans to manufacture at least 700 Superjet 100s, and intends to sell 35% of them to North America, 25% to Europe, 10% to Latin America, and 7% to Russia and China.

Mikhail Pogosyan, Sukhoi's general director, said in January that the company had secured 73 solid orders for the aircraft.

The list price of a 95-seat base model is $28 million, but the company is currently working on both smaller and larger capacity modifications.

The market for the Superjet 100 is estimated at around $100 billion for around 5,500 planes, up to 2023.








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Looks like a normal jet. Whats so super about it?
 

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I feel it sounds tacky to mention this but the more manufacturers of former communist countries still in business the better. Not being cannibalized and selled out and everything closed and put into a museum after a few years of being privatized. The whole situation they had to deal with was a bad one
 

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This is one of only a few (by a few i mean 3 or less) russian made planes the FAA has allowed to carry passengers in the united states. congrats on the deal russia! i hope this takes a bite out of the airbus market so Boeing can get its mess worked out.
 

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This is one of only a few (by a few i mean 3 or less) russian made planes the FAA has allowed to carry passengers in the united states. congrats on the deal russia! i hope this takes a bite out of the airbus market so Boeing can get its mess worked out.
Why didn't the FAA allow other russian commercial planes?
 

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Iran No Longer Wants Russia's Superjet

Jan. 02--Iran has announced that it is no longer interested in purchasing Russia's Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger aircraft, due to technical problems.

Purchase of the aircraft is no more on the agenda, Secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines Maqsoud Asadi Samani said, Mehr news agency reported Jan. 2.

He further said that the plane is not well-known to Iranian airline companies, adding that the superjet suffers from a technical problem with its tail.

Asadi Samani added that only three Iranian private airline companies have held talks with Russian aircraft manufacturer over leasing the plane.

He said that the companies even may withdraw from renting the aircraft if the technical problem proves to be serious.

Earlier Asadi Samani said that Iranian airlines are interested in purchasing the superjet, which was introduced to Iranian airliners on Dec. 13, 2016.

Meanwhile, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin had said Moscow may deliver a big batch of Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger aircraft to Iran by 2020.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a 75-seat and 95-seat passenger plane being produced since 2000 commissioned for flights services by the airlines from 2008.

A total of 64 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft are currently in service, according to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA) data. The largest aircraft operators are Aeroflot (26 airplanes), Mexico's Interjet (19) and Gazpromavia (10 jets).

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The saga of Iran’s plans to buy Russian passenger aircraft took a new twist, with the head of Iran-Russia Chamber of Commerce Asadollah Asgaroladi declaring that the Russians are reluctant to sell their Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners to the Islamic Republic.

“We agreed to buy Sukhoi from the Russians. But they did not sell, making excuses,” the seasoned trader was quoted as saying by the Persian daily Shargh.

Asgaroladi did not elaborate on the Russian excuses or why they were refusing.

“We had a clear intention for buying it, but they didn’t agree. We have made so many trips back and forth to Russia, but to no avail. The Russians have good passenger planes,” he added.
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"East is a delicate matter" (с) komrad Sukhov :lol:
 
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