• Flight Test Program completed for the Sukhoi Superjet 100, aimed at the icing impact assessment over the performance of the aircraft equipped with the saberlets

  • Overview

  • Timeline

  • Flight deck

  • Systems

  • Cabin

  • Specifications

  • Performance

  • Economics

  • Environmental


At the aerodrome situated in Zhukovsky the flight test program of the SSJ100 with the horizontal wing tips was successfully completed.

Two SSJ100 with the manufacturer serial numbers 95032 and 95157 with the horizontal wing tips took part in the testing. One of them had ice simulators of special shape on the leading edge and the empennage.

In accordance with the test program there were performed more than 140 flights. The flight program consisted of the examination of the takeoff and landing performance, stability and manageability, flight control systems , lights, VNAV. There were the tests for strength, flights for high speeds, critical angles and cat. I, II, IIIa (takeoff-landing) performed and also in modes for the fuel consumption analysis at different stages of flight carried out.

The saber-like configuration of the tips installed on to the Sukhoi Superjet 100 turned out to be the result of a number of research, engineering  and experimental activities carried out by the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (UAC subsidiary) with the assistance of Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI).

The geometry of the tips was determined with the implementation of the innovative methods of 3D optimization based on numerical computation called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – the unique TsAGI know-how used in Russian aviation industry in particular for Sukhoi Superjet 100 program.

“Sukhoi Superjet 100 – is dynamically developing program. The installation of the saberlets allows to simultaneously improve the take-off and landing performance. Moreover, fuel effectiveness will improve. Customers will be able to decrease the fuel consumption for no less than 4%”, as noted by Minister for Industry and Trade of Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

“Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company is consequently implementing the Sukhoi Superjet 100 improvement program aiming at market expansion and the increase of the number of Customers, the current Operators satisfaction level growth and the maintenance of the high competitive level of the product. The wing tips installation being t he part of the improvement program will provide the operators with cost cut up to 10 000 000 rubles per year per one SSJ100”, underlined Director General of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, Ravil Khakimov.

The completion of a full-scale program of ground and flight tests will result in the certification of the SSJ100 with the horizontal tips – saberlets and they will be offered as an option to the Customers and the Operators. The installation of the tips is possible not only to new aircraft but to the already delivered aircraft as well.

Saberlet kits are manufactured by Voronezh aircraft manufacturer (VASO), which belongs to UAC Transport Division. The kits are made of modern composite materials produced and certified in Russia and abroad.


The evolution of flight

SSJ100, the first airliner in which engine and airframe have been designed together to optimize performance. The SSJ100 – a fusion of Russia’s famed aviation design and production skills with the latest systems from leading aerospace suppliers around the world – offers standards of economy, performance, environmental efficiency and passenger comfort never before seen in a 100-seat airliner.


The SSJ100 is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. All models of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 are equipped with the same engine, two SaM 146 turbofans. Today the SSJ100 is certified by EASA, IAC AR and multiple National Aviation Authorities. In 2011 the first production SSJ100 entered into service.

Fly-by-wire: first time at regional jet

Crew-centered design featuring intuitive controls designed with the pilot in mind.
The SSJ100 is the first 100-seat jet with a full fly-by-wire (FBW) system, designed to optimize handling, reduce flight crew workload, and maximize fuel efficiency.

Leading names in world aviation

The SSJ100 follows the tradition of Russian airframe excellence, adding state-of-the-art avionics and controls sourced from leading suppliers to produce an aircraft ready to face the world’s most challenging operating environments.


A sensation of space for passengers

Narrow-body space in a compact airliner comfortable for passengers, profitable for operators.
Passengers will notice the difference as soon as they step aboard – unlike the “tunnel effect” of other aircraft of this class, the spacious and airy cabin of the SSJ100 sets it apart from its competitors.


Comfortable, profitable, convenient, greener
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 philosophy is simple: to deliver a superior experience. More comfort for passengers, more profitability for operators, more support and better systems for crews, and better environmental performance.





Ranging far and wide

Efficient engines in a lightweight airframe extend the range and increase the number of possible routes.


Cutting the costs from design to operation

The clean-sheet design of the SSJ100 gives it an economic edge over its rivals, saving money in the air and on the ground.


Reducing environmental impact

The SSJ100 emits about 1.5 tons of CO2 less per trip compared to its direct competitor. The high-tech long-duct nacelles carrying the SaM146 engines are designed to optimize acoustic performance, with the result that the SSJ100 meets ICAO Chapter 4 noise regulations – meaning that it is permitted to operate from any airport.