Moscow, December 22, 2016 – JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Long Range (SSJ100LR). The certificate will enable Sukhoi Superjet 100 deliveries to the foreign customers with the range increased by 50% comparing to the basic version (SSJ100 Basic).
On December 21 the aviation authorities have granted JSC “SCA” the approval of the Type Certificate changes providing for the increase of the take-off weight and flight range. This approval will make possible for the foreign customers to purchase the aircraft with the flight range up to 4,578 km along with the previously available aircraft with flight range of 3,048 km.
SSJ100LR have been delivered and operated in Russia since 2014. As of now their share makes approximately a quarter of total JSC “SCA” delivery volume. Aircraft with the increased flight range are operated within the fleet of Gazpromavia, Yakutia and Yamal airlines. Sukhoi Business Jet and special-purpose version of Sukhoi Superjet 100 also have the increased flight range.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Long Range EASA certification will provide the opportunities for extension of potential sales markets. SSJ100LR performance affords ground to have a more flexible approach to the route network development for the foreign customers.
In the nearest future 98 seats lay-out of SSJ100LR will be available.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100)
Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a new-generation regional jet, designed and manufactured by JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” with participation of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company. SSJ features the most advanced technologies providing operational efficiency and passengers’ comfort. SSJ100 is designed to carry passengers at short-haul and medium-haul routes. The operating range of the basic version is more than 3 thous. km and more than 4,5 thous. km of the long range version. The product range of JSC “SCA” includes SSJ100 jets, Sukhoi Business Jet and special-purpose aircraft. Since aircraft entering into service in 2011 the customers have been delivered more than 100 of brand-new aircraft.
JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft”
JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” was founded in 2000 to develop new models of commercial aircraft. Today, the company’s main project is the program for designing and development of Sukhoi Superjet 100. The company’s shareholders are Company Sukhoi and the Italian Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company. JSC “SCA” is focusing on development, production, sales and after-sales support of Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. The company is head-quartered in Moscow; the aircraft are assembled at Komsomolsk-on-Amur branch.
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