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    Post  Austin on Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:23 pm

    kvs wrote:
    We don't know the validity of this estimate since we have seen elsewhere a 1% figure.   I think the
    fundamentally simpler design of the PD-14 will more than offset any marginal fuel use.   Engines are bloody expensive and have one last
    longer is the monetary equivalent of hundreds of thousands of liters of gasoline.

    They are claiming PD-14 would be atleast 0.5 % more effecient due to its lower weight.

    They will find real figures for engine operation cost , maintenance , fuel effeciency etc once both engines fly on MS-21 for 1-2 years , they will have good stastics to validate those numbers.


    Regardless of the risks, Russia is back into design and production mode.   The toilet years of decline are over and I think for a long time.  

    Yes , PD-14 is the first engine since SU built the last one says a lot , they have come a long way

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    Post  Austin on Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:27 pm

    We begin to build a plane with the Chinese

    http://fotografersha.livejournal.com/899369.html


    KLA" and COMAC opened yesterday in Shanghai joint venture office CRAIC (China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation).

    CRAIC will perform the program operator function of the new generation of wide-body long-haul aircraft, which together create the Russian and Chinese aircraft manufacturers.




    Joint Venture at the ceremony opened by the President "KLA" Yuri Slusar, vice president of civil aviation "KLA", the president of "GSS" Vladislav Masalov, chairman SOMAS Jin Tszanlun and president of COMAC He Dongfeng.




    CRAIC as a program operator, in whose activities include the establishment of the production, design, production , marketing, sales, after-sales service, consulting, project management and other related activities to create a wide-haul aircraft.





    to date, the parties developed the concept of the family of widebody long-haul aircraft, the characteristic pre-determined iki aircraft. In the base liner will be designed for 280 seats with a range of 12,000 kilometers.

    The nearest plans - the transition of the program to the schematic design phase and RFP suppliers of systems and equipment. Final assembly of the aircraft will be manufactured in Shanghai.

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    Post  Austin on Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:48 pm

    Russo-Chinese joint venture set up to design new widebody


    Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have reached another milestone in the joint program to develop a new-generation long-haul widebody aircraft, codenamed C929. On May 22, the partners opened the Shanghai office of their joint venture (JV) that will manage the project.

    The JV, known as China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC), received its operating license on the same day.

    “The establishment of the JV is an important practical step signifying the partners’ commitment to long-term cooperation and to ensuring the program’s success,” UAC President Yury Slyusar said at the opening ceremony. “Together with our colleagues at СОМАС we created the organization that will be in charge of the production, sales, and after-sales support of the new airliner; it will also be engaged inmarketing and business planning activities.” The JV agreement was sealed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Beijing in June 2016.

    The JV and the entire project are 50/50 owned by the partners. Vladislav Masalov, UAV vice-president for civil aviation and president of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, has been appointed as chairman of the new enterprise’s board.

    SCAC will be used as the basis for creating CRAIC’s civil aviation arm. COMAC CEO Guo Bozhi has been appointed as CRAIC general director. He also leads the widebody long-haul program at COMAC. The board of directos will comprise eight members, four from each side; these were appointed at the board’s first meeting on May 22.

    Masalov told Russian Aviation Insider that the establishment of the JV has paved the way for launching design work on the future aircraft, and that a joint engineering center will be set up in Moscow for the purpose. UAC will be responsible for designing the wing, high-lift devices, engine pylons, and main landing gear struts. COMAC will develop the fuselage, empennage, nose landing gear strut, nose cone, and wing-fuselage fairings.

    “Our agreement calls for UAC to act as the project integrator,” Masalov said. Part of the design work may be outsourced to other Chinese and Russian companies.

    Masalov added that the preliminary design review is expected to take place in late 2018. The baseline version for 280 passengers and with a range of 12,000 km will be developed first. The partners are also planning to developed a 230-passenger shortened version and a 320-seat stretch.


    According to Slyusar, the partners have already been in contact with Chinese carriers and lessors potentially interested in the C929, for which China is viewed as the primary market. Potential customers are primarily interested in the future airliner’s cost-efficiency. The developers are planning to achieve this with using composites across the airframe, including in the wing, and also by introducing electric systems and new aerodynamic solutions.

    The partners are to have identified their project suppliers by year-end. Requests for information have already been sent to a number of companies. Potential Chinese operators would like to have a choice of two powerplants. The developers are mulling GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce as their engine suppliers. Masalov said Russia’s Aviadvigatel PD-35 new-generation turbofan might also be offered as an option.

    The final assembly line will be set up in Shanghai. According to Masalov, there is as yet no final agreement on who of the partners will supply which components.

    Masalov said the partners assess the global widebody market at 7,000 airframes between 2023 and 2045, with the highest demand in the Asia-Pacific Region, China, Russia, and other CIS countries.

    C929 deliveries are expected to begin in 2027.

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    Post  Firebird on Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:12 am

    How will Russia's own widebody planes be built?
    With the Chinese jt venture?
    Or will they be build wholly in Russia?

    In other words, is it a bit like the Russian-Indian collaboration on 5g fighters and Brahmos? In that situation, Russia does a joint venture for sale to the partner. BUT Russia does a wholly Russian version for its own market.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:25 am

    Firebird wrote:How will Russia's own widebody planes be built?
    With the Chinese jt venture?
    Or will they be build wholly in Russia?

    In other words, is it a bit like the Russian-Indian collaboration on 5g fighters and Brahmos? In that situation, Russia does a joint venture for sale to the partner. BUT Russia does a wholly Russian version for its own market.

    Russia handles R&D, design and testing and they also build composite wings, engine pylons, and main landing gear struts. That stuff is to be shipped to China for assembly with rest of the components that will be built in China.

    After that aircraft is delivered to customer.

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    Post  Austin on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:09 am

    Take Off Magazine June Issue and detailed write up on MS-21 and SSJ program and updates on PD-14 and others

    en.take-off.ru/pdf_to/to41.pdf
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:16 pm


    Third flight of MS-21, we are officially entering routine/snooze zone

    http://tass.ru/ekonomika/4338841

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    Post  Austin on Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:01 am

    Cuban VNIIRA-OVD surveillance makes debut
    Posted on June 6,

    http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2017/06/cuban-vniiraovd-surveillance-makes-debut/
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    A new Russian surveillance system has gone into operation in the Cuban capital’s Jose Marti International Airport, its manufacturer VNIIRA-OVD has told news agency TASS.

    “VNIIRA-OVD, jointly with St Petersburg-based Digital Radio Systems (CRTS) research and production enterprise, implemented a project to deliver and prepare Russian equipment for operating in Cuba,” said VNIIRA-OVD chief Tatyana Makarova.

    VNIIRA-OVD won a tender among leading air navigation equipment companies to supply the air traffic control system for the Havana airport late last year.

    “Cuban air navigation service provider ECASA chose Russian-made equipment. A contract was signed in late October 2016, and two months later all equipment arrived in Cuba,” said Makarova said. In 2014, similar Russian-made systems went on stream in the Cuban resort city of Varadero.

    “Last year, many US air carriers resumed flights to Cuba, that’s why traffic at the Havana airport intensified significantly. Under these circumstances, a logical decision was made to modernise the air traffic surveillance system. The Russian-made equipment will make air traffic at the Havana airport more efficient and safe,” said CRTS chief designer Yuri Kapoyko.

    In a 2016 contract award statement, the supplier said the crucial advantage of the multilateration-based A-SMGCS system is its ability to support the controller in poor visibility conditions.



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    Post  Austin on Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:01 am


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    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:54 am

    Austin wrote:Take Off Magazine June Issue and detailed write up on MS-21 and SSJ program and updates on PD-14 and others

    en.take-off.ru/pdf_to/to41.pdf

    Check the write up on Superjet it has updates on Superjet SV program , They would be adding 5 m extra length for SV program and it has got new high aspect wing with Winglets giving 10 % extra effeciency , MTOW is 55 T

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    Re: Russian Civil Aviation: News #2

    Post  Austin on Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:17 pm

    MS-21-200 is suppose to carry forward where SSJ-SV capability is suppose to end at 120 Seat configuration

    MS-21-200 starts with 130 seat till 165 seat capacity


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    Post  Austin on Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:18 pm

    UEC 12 produced prototype engines for aircraft MS-21

    https://ria.ru/economy/20170619/1496796986.html

    MS-21 will be able to fly on the Russian PD-14 instead of the American PW-1400G


    https://ria.ru/economy/20170619/1496797583.html
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:56 pm

    Funny ria says it now. Since we all knew PD-14 was designed for MS-21

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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:44 pm

    Clearly one of life's optimists. Didn't he hear rumours that Congress regarded Russia as on step below the Devil, or that they impose sanctions anywhere they can?

    Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) on Monday expressed hope that the United States would green-light the deliveries of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100) airliners to Iran.

    LE BOURGET (France) (Sputnik) – In February, 2016, UAC Vice-President Vladislav Masalov said the delivery of these planes to Iran could only be made after the approval of US component manufacturers.

    "We are working on this. We have a ray of hope, as the United States gave a 100-percent permit to Dreamliner and Boeing 777, if I am not mistaken. This is why, if they had approved their own plane, we hope that they will also approve the aircraft with 6 percent of US [components]," UAC President Yury Slyusar said.

    On April 2, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Iran had shown interest in purchasing 100 SSJ100 passenger planes, but only 12 aircraft were agreed upon.

    In December, Iran Air finalized a deal on the purchase of 80 aircraft from Boeing and is expected to receive 50 Boeing 737 and 30 Boeing 777 aircraft over the next 10 years.

    The SSJ100 is a twin-engine plane made by Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. It can transport up to 98 passengers and fly distances of up to 2,700 miles. The cost for one aircraft is around $36 million in its basic configuration. The jet made its maiden flight in May 2008.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:26 am

    Time to dump that 6% and never bother cooperating with US companies on things you actually want to sell...


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    Post  Austin on Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:01 pm

    Funny now Sukhoi says SSJ-100 SV plan is cancelled and they will be building 130 Seat SSJ-130NG

    Sukhoi Plans Next-Generation Superjet


    http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show-2017/sukhoi-plans-next-generation-superjet



    Sukhoi Superjet 100 celebrates its 10th anniversary since rollout this year, but the Russian manufacturer already is already planning a new generation of this regional jet. The SSJ 100, with extended capacity, new wing and new engine, is expected to appear after 2025, Vladislav Masalov, the new president of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. (SCAC), told ShowNews.

    He explained that the SSJ 100 modernization will be done in several stages. The first effort till 2020 calls for the improvement of the current aircraft. “This includes the improvement of runway performance and airframe reliability and retrofit under the requirements of the European SESAR air traffic management project,” explained Masalov.


    He said that the next step will be the development of a completely new 130-seat platform with a new wing by 2023. The previous effort to expand the capacity of the existing airframe, known as SSJ-100SV (stretched version), has been abandoned.

    The large aircraft will require a new powerplant. The existing SSJ 100 has a single-engine option – SaM146, manufactured by French Safran in cooperation with Russia’s United Engines (UEC) – but the future modification may have a Russian powerplant.

    “We will talk with both Safran and UEC. The latter plans to scale down the PD-14 engine for 7 to 9 tons thrust,” explains Masalov, who headed the Russian engine manufacturer in 2012–15. The 14-tons-thrust PD-14 designed for Russia’s MC-21 narrowbody airliner is being flight-tested now, with certification planned for 2018–19.

    After the new powerplant is selected, it will also be used to re-engine the current 100-seat aircraft. This enables Sukhoi to offer to the market de facto a new family consisting of 100- and 130-seat variants after 2025. “We will have a new regional aircraft with flight range, operational efficiency and runway requirements significantly improved to satisfy the market demand,” mentioned Masalov.

    He explained that this modernization program has yet to be approved by the board of United Aircraft Corp. (the parent company of SCAC), following discussion with leasing companies, airlines and key suppliers. The program cost is estimated at about RUB60 billion (roughly US$1.1 billion) with 50 to 60% of this sum to be financed by SCAC. “But approval or disapproval of this program doesn’t rule out the improvement of the aircraft’s basic version,” Masalov said, adding that the company allocated RUB1.5 billion for this effort for this year.

    The SSJ 100 modernization plan was announced shortly after Sukhoi took full control of the program after Italian Finmeccanica reduced its participation to only a 10% stake in Venice, Italy–based joint venture SuperJet International, the latter offering SSJ 100 customization for Western customers, as well as training and after-sales support.

    According to Masalov, SCAC’s main priorities are now the increase of sales and improvement of after-sales support. The Russian manufacturer expects additional orders from two major SSJ operators – Russia’s largest carrier, Aeroflot, and Mexican Interjet – as well as to launch a re-marketing scheme with Russian GTLK State Transport Leasing Company for Russian carriers. “So the annual output of 35 airframes we are planning for the next several years is very much achievable,” Masalov hopes.

    Ten years after the SSJ 100 rollout, SCAC is preparing to build its 150th airframe. The manufacturer delivered 26 aircraft in 2016, and 25 in 2015. For the past few years, the program enjoyed strong financial support from the Russian government, which provided the company with resources to cover its financial debt and subsidized the aircraft leasing to Russian airlines. The sales plan for this year stands at 34 aircraft, with a further 38 and 37 airframes to be sold in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

    More than 120 aircraft are now in operation in Russia, Mexico, Thailand, Kazakhstan and Europe. At the beginning of June, Irish carrier CityJet, which became the SSJ 100’s first European operator, received its sixth aircraft of the type. It wet-leased the jetliner to another European operator, Brussels Airlines, that already operates two Russian aircraft. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft is at Chalet 349.—Maxim Pyadushkin


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    Post  Austin on Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:13 pm

    PARIS: Superjet confident of securing orders fast

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-superjet-confident-of-securing-orders-fast-437966/


    A larger and improved Superjet is coming after 2020, but the new head of civil aircraft at United Aircraft Corporation is not waiting to restock the programme’s order backlog.


    After averaging about 20 deliveries from 2014-2016, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has delivered 11 Superjets already this year and is on track to hand over a total of 33 aircraft to customers, according to Flight Fleets Analyzer. Only 30 orders remain in the backlog with deliveries dated beyond 2017, but SCAC is preparing to sustain aircraft shipments at an annual rate of about 35-36 through 2019, says chief executive Vladislav Masalov.

    To keep the production rate stable, Superjet needs to collect orders for around 40 new aircraft within about a year. For a regional jet programme with roughly 90 aircraft six years after entering service, that is an ambitious target to hit, but Masalov is feeling good about his chances.

    Opportunities overseas

    The export market is suddenly heating up. Iranian carriers are reportedly interested in placing an order for dozens of new Superjets. In Europe, Brussels Airlines has started operating three Superjets leased from Ireland-based CityJet, a potential breakthrough in Superjet International’s attempts to open the Western Europe market.

    "We expect that operations in Brussels will attract interest from other European Airlines, although we may now also tell about certain interest form other European companies to our aircraft," Masalov says. "We and CitiJet are agreed to sign a further five deliveries of Superjet. By the end of this year we’ll deliver all eight aircraft agreed."

    Negotiations with Air France were expected to begin during the second quarter. Russian media reported in February 2016 that the SkyTeam carrier was intended to wet lease the 98-seat regional jet from CityJet, but no deal materialised.

    "In the second quarter this year we plan to restart negotiations with Air France on wet lease operations for Superjet from CityJet," Masalov says.

    Within Russia, prospects appear even brighter. Seeking to restore air routes that once connected towns deep in the interior, the federal government has committed to subsidising regional airlines using Russian Aircraft. A start-up carrier, Rostov-on-Don-based Azimuth, expects to receive four leased Superjets this summer before launching operators.

    New orders are also possible from major Russian carriers such as Oneworld alliance partner S7 Airlines. The Moscow-based airline has an agreement to lease 20 Embraer 170LRs from GECAS for domestic and international routes, but UAC believes the carrier could also add Superjets to the fleet in the near future. Rather than replace the smaller E170s, the Superjets could be used to replace a larger aircraft in the S7 fleet – 38 Airbus A319s.

    "S7 is planning to change their outdated A319 aircraft and we have prepared an initial proposal for S7," Masalov says. "In about three years S7 is planning to substitute this aircraft and we are planning to participate in these plans."

    So far, the list of sales prospects is based on the aircraft in service today that seats 98 passengers in a standard layout. UAC is designing a series of upgrade packages, including a stretch version that could seat up to 124 passengers. But Masalov says airlines are not waiting for the larger aircraft to become available before lining up for orders.

    "We haven’t had negotiations with any airlines about a stretched version as it is still in development – except for Interjet," says Masalov. "We asked them if they would be interested. They said: 'Okay, it would be interesting but only with the existing engine'."

    The Superjet first flew nine years ago with the 15,400lb-thrust (69kN) SaM-146 engines produced by PowerJet, a joint venture between Russia's Saturn and France's Snecma. To improve performance and sales, the Superjet will be upgraded in three phases stretching over the next six years, Masalov says.

    In the first phase, UAC has targeted a package of minor efficiency and system reliability improvements. In the next step, the Superjet's relatively high-aspect ratio wing will be extended slightly with winglets, while the fuselage will be lightened to improve efficiency. After 2021, UAC plans to introduce the stretched model with a 16,000lb-thrust engine.

    Engine options


    Although Interjet’s notional interest in the stretched model is contingent on preserving the SaM-146 engine, UAC is open to looking at other suppliers. Such a re-engining presents an opportunity to introduce a new Russian-made engine. United Engine Corp is developing the PD-14 engine for the Irkut MC-21, but the core could be resized for larger and smaller applications. At the moment, however, Superjet prefers to stick with existing options, including PowerJet and Pratt & Whitney.

    "We need to start our search with SaM-146 or Pratt & Whitney because of course we’re not sure the PD-14 will be ready in this short period of time to propose," Masalov says.

    PowerJet partner Safran may also be able to offer improvements to its portion of the SaM-146, he adds. Since introducing the engine, the French manufacturer has also developed the 12,000lb-thrust Silvercrest engine for the business jet market and collaborated with GE Aviation as part of the CFM International consortium to develop the Leap powerplant family.

    "I have doubts that Silvercrest will have the same power characteristics as SaM-146 but Safran may consider some experience from Silvercrest when they prepare their proposal for our aircraft," Masalov says. "Silvercrest is usually used for business jet aircraft and has other operational performance."

    The regional jet market is becoming increasingly crowded with sophisticated competitors. Embraer plans to introduce the E190-E2 into revenue service next year with P&W geared turbofan engines, a new wing and fly-by-wire flight controls. Bombardier has introduced the CS100 with a composite wing, P&W geared turbofan engines and fly-by-wire flight controls. The Superjet was designed to compete with the original E-Jet and CS100 in the 90-110-seat segment. The stretched model with an improved engine will form Superjet's response to Embraer’s latest E-Jet model.

    "We think that by 2021 to 2023 we’ll have better operational efficiency and characteristics than Embraer or Bombardier," Masalov says.

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    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:21 am

    VASO to build two Il-96-300s, purportedly for Russian president

    Russia’s state-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has ordered two Ilyushin Il-96-300 widebody airliners in special VVIP configuration from its subsidiary Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO). Both airliners are to be fitted out in the Il96-300PU(M1) “command-post” variant, similar to the aircraft currently used by the Russian president.

    The two airframes will have serial numbers 0024 and 0025, says VASO, which puts their price at 7.1 billion rubles ($118.5 million) apiece. The company’s newsletter for September 2016 read that the airliners were to be delivered in July 2018 and July 2019.

    No potential operator for the aircraft has been announced. This version of the Il-96 is currently operated only by Russia’s Special Flight Squadron (abbreviated to SLO in Russian), a government organization whose functions include transporting the head of state. The SLO took delivery of the first such airliner, serial number 0022, in July 2016.

    Last year it was reported that VASO was testing a VIP version of the IL-96-300. The aircraft, RA-96023, was also expected to be delivered to the SLO eventually.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:18 pm


    Wonder what took them this long

    Russia to Phase Out An-148 Jet Production After Completion of Two Aircraft

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/201706261054970297-an-148-phase-out/



    Still no fresh orders for SSJ-100. That's a bummer.
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    Post  flamming_python on Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:39 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Still no fresh orders for SSJ-100. That's a bummer.

    No matter; the disposal of this 5th column technology is plenty good news enough.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:29 pm

    I wonder how long till Sukhoi decides to give up on SSJ-100? Doesn't seem to be a success. But I have a feeling MS-21 is going to be the same results. At this point, China and Russia should have just done JV so that it would guarantee enough sales of their own jets and everyone is happy.

    Is SSJ-100 even profitable right now?

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    Post  Austin on Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:32 pm

    SSJ-100 break even was 180 aircraft so it is a success in that it has order more than that. SSJ-100 is just starting its life pretty early on so more orders is expected , They already mentioned at Paris Airshow Aeroflot will purchase 50 SSJ-100 at MAKS

    Hopefully SSJ-130NG project gets sanctioned they has a business opportunity of 150 aircraft.

    This site has a good list of active SSJ-100 fleet manufactured so far

    https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/Sukhoi/Superjet-100

    Total 122 Aircraft manufactured till 2016

    http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show-2017/sukhoi-plans-next-generation-superjet




    According to Masalov, SCAC’s main priorities are now the increase of sales and improvement of after-sales support. The Russian manufacturer expects additional orders from two major SSJ operators – Russia’s largest carrier, Aeroflot, and Mexican Interjet – as well as to launch a re-marketing scheme with Russian GTLK State Transport Leasing Company for Russian carriers. “So the annual output of 35 airframes we are planning for the next several years is very much achievable,” Masalov hopes.

    Ten years after the SSJ 100 rollout, SCAC is preparing to build its 150th airframe. The manufacturer delivered 26 aircraft in 2016, and 25 in 2015. For the past few years, the program enjoyed strong financial support from the Russian government, which provided the company with resources to cover its financial debt and subsidized the aircraft leasing to Russian airlines. The sales plan for this year stands at 34 aircraft, with a further 38 and 37 airframes to be sold in 2018 and 2019, respectively.


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