The first Superjet 100 aircraft has been ferried from Komsomolsk to Moscow for the static trials. It has been ferried to Central Aerodynamic Institute (TsAGI) by AN-124 “Rouslan” aircraft.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a regional jet family in the 60 to 95-seat category. The Superjet 100 will be produced by Russian aerospace firm Sukhoi’s civil division.
The Superjet 100 was formerly referred to as the Russian Regional Jet (Самолёт Российский Региональный Сухого), or “Sukhoi RRJ.” The name was changed on 17 July 2006.
Major subcontractors include Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ilyushin, Yakovlev, and PowerJet. Boeing provides consulting in such areas as project management, market planning, certification and customer support. SNECMA is providing some level of funding for the project. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. is negotiating a participatory role. Deliveries are to begin in 2008.
Production was to occur in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia, but Sukhoi is considering moving production to a city in the European portion of Russia, due to pressure from airlines and Sukhoi’s partners.
The aircraft will be equipped with two PowerJet SaM146 turbofans.
The Superjet 100 is intended to compete against the Antonov An-148, Embraer E-Jets and the Bombardier CSeries programs.
At the moment Superjet 100 is placed to the TsAGI platform where the hardwares are joining for the following static trials.
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UPDATE: Roll-Out coverage at: First Sukhoi Superjet 100 rolls out – Photos & Video