Russian Import-Substituted Superjet-100 Prototype Completes Factory Testing

This marks a step towards the certification of the aircraft.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 05:42 AM, April 29, 2024
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Russian Import-Substituted Superjet-100 Prototype Completes Factory Testing
Superjet-100

A prototype of the Superjet-100, developed by PJSC Yakovlev of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has completed its factory development testing program.

This marks a step towards the certification of the aircraft.

The aircraft, assembled at the Yakovlev Production Center in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, covered a total distance of approximately 6,000 kilometers, including a stop at Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport during its journey to Zhukovsky.

The first prototype of the Superjet-100 is equipped with French-Russian SaM146 engines, while key systems such as avionics, landing gear, and integrated control system are domestically produced.

After arriving at LII airfield in Zhukovsky, the Superjet-100 prototype was transferred to Yakovlev's aviation-technical complex to undergo preparations for the flight certification test program.

Leonid Chikunov, Honored Test Pilot of the Russian Federation who piloted the aircraft during its recent flight, reported that the flight was successful with no issues regarding the operation of onboard systems. The aircraft maintained a standard flight profile, including an altitude of 11 kilometers and a speed exceeding 800 kilometers per hour.

The Superjet-100 is part of Russia's import substitution initiative aimed at developing short-haul narrow-body aircraft with domestically produced systems and components. This prototype will undergo further testing to ensure compliance with certification standards before entering operational service.

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