United Aircraft, builder of the Sukhoi Superjet SJ100, is considering a corporate transport version of the regional jet, which would serve the niche between large business aircraft such as Gulfstream’s G550 and the Boeing BBJ. The proposal stems from inquiries about the potential for a business jet variant of the aircraft, scarcely three months after its service entry.
Sukhoi Superjet 100
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 will eventually welcome a new, larger sibling, possibly one as large as 130 seats in capacity, but not until the original SSJ100-95–on display here at Le Bourget–loses some weight for Aeroflot and gains some range for Latin American launch customer Interjet of Mexico.
The aerospace industry is in recovery, and if you don’t believe that come to this year’s Paris Air Show and see for yourself. That is the optimistic message from the organizers of the biennial event, which will be staged for the 49th time at Paris Le Bourget Airport from June 20 to 26.
For the first time in the 36-year history of the RAA a sitting DOT Secretary visited the association’s annual convention, as Ray LaHood made the trip to Nashville last month to deliver one of the most upbeat keynote addresses heard by delegates to the spring get-together in several years.
Two of the new breed of big regional jets from the Eastern Hemisphere reached some long-awaited milestones recently, namely the Russian certification of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and the signing of the first firm order for the Mitsubishi MRJ by an airline based outside Japan.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft delivered the first Superjet 100–S/N 95007–to Armenian airline Armavia on April 19 during a ceremony held at Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport. At the ceremony, the participants named the aircraft after the USSR’s first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. Authorities assigned it tail number EK95015.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft delivered the first Superjet 100–S/N 95007–to Armenian airline Armavia today during a ceremony held at Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport. At the ceremony, the participants named the aircraft after the USSR’s first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. Authorities assigned it tail number EK95015.
Sukhoi confirmed that it plans to deliver the first production Superjet SSJ100-95–S/N 95007–to launch customer Armavia tomorrow. The 98-seat regional jet won its Russian certification on February 3, more than two-and-a-half years after the first prototype embarked on its maiden flight. Sukhoi expects to gain EASA certification some time this summer.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 has gained Russian certification, more than two-and-a-half years after the first prototype embarked on its maiden flight.
Simultaneously, Russian certification authority IAC AR granted a design organization approval certificate to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company based on an audit of the aircraft development quality system and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) performance.
Former Powerjet chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Ebanga has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of CFM International, the GE-Snecma joint venture announced today. Ebanga replaces Eric Bachelet, who had served as CFM president and CEO since September 2005. Bachelet has accepted the position of Safran executive vice president of research and technology.