MOSCOW, June 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will present Aeroflot’s Sukhoi SuperJet-100 at the air show in Farnborough.
The plane to be presented at the show will be sued by Aeroflot on commercial routes. The airline expects to get the plane from the plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in early July.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has about 170 orders for the Sukhoi SuperJet-100 planes.
Sukhoi SuperJet-100 is a regional 100-seat plane designed and made by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in cooperation with Alenia Aermacchi. Its basic version can fly for a distance of up to 3,048 kilometres. An increased range is 4,578 kilometres. The company plans to start making a long-range version of the plane from 2013 and to offer a business version of the plane in 2015. It may be of interest to Middle East countries.
“As for the carrying capacity, we should determine the main trends for the development of the plane this year together with airlines,” UAC President Mikhail Pogosyan said earlier.
“We are considering versions for 110-115 and 125-130 seats, but also smaller versions for 75 seats as well,” he said, adding, “All decisions will be made either this or next year.”
Sukhoi expects to sell 800 aircraft until the year 2024, while the global demand for the aircraft of this class totals 5,400.
The SuperJet, the first new Russian passenger plane over the past 20 years, is being created through unprecedentedly broad international cooperation that involves more than 30 major international aerospace companies, system and component suppliers. Sukhoi SuperJet-100 integrates the world's best industry practices and solutions.
Sukhoi SuperJet-100 integrates the world's best industry practices and solutions. All aircraft will be certified in accordance with both Russian and international requirements. SSJ100's technical and operational performance make the product fully marketable and capable of taking a solid share in the highly competitive global market. Thus, Sukhoi expects to sell 800 aircraft until the year 2024, while the global demand for the aircraft of this class totals 5,400. So far the company had secured 73 solid orders for the aircraft.
SuperJet-100 will in the future provide the basis for a whole family of planes, including transport and special purpose planes. However now the main goal is the certification of the plane and serial production of 60-70 planes annually.
The Sukhoi SuperJet-100 family consists of two types of aircraft of basic and increased flying ranges with the carrying capacity of 75 and 95 passengers respectively.