2007-09-30 - Superjet 200 rolloutSuchoi Superjet 100 rolls out
Neuer russischer Regionaljet vorgestellt<br /> On September 26, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 was officially unveiled to the international aerospace community at the roll out ceremony in Komsomolsk on Amur. This ceremony for the first time ever assembled all contributors of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Program company's employees, partners and suppliers, who made this event possible.
Thanks to all of them here is the first ever Russian aviation project embracing not only Sukhoi's experience in integrating large programs, but also utilizing the best world aerospace industry resources. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company together with partners, suppliers and airlines display today the first regional jet born in the 21st century, the most efficient and environmentally friendly jet available on the market. Regional jet offering its passengers an unsurpassed level of comfort, and its owners the airlines unrivalled operational efficiency and reliability.
Sergey Ivanov, First Deputy Prime Minister, Russian Federation, being at the ceremony, welcomed the audience of many hundreds attending the rollout. He underlined the importance of the event Sukhoi Superjet 100 being the first aircraft designed and produced in the new Russia. Today's ceremony would not have happened without the support of all three states participating in the project Russia, France and Italy. The rollout was attended by representatives of the ministries and state authorities of these countries. Mikhail Pogosyan, Sukhoi Company's CEO, said: "Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a child of thousands of people around the globe, committed to the project success with their hearts and souls. It took us all six and a half years to get here, overcoming skepticism and finding our way in translation of international rules of play to Russian aerospace industry and incorporating world industry standards in it. Have a look at the aircraft I'm sure, it was worth it." The revealed aircraft airframe is ready for the flight tests the fuselage had been joined, as well as the wings, control surfaces, and the attached engines. The aircraft is equipped with the major systems, for instance, auxiliary power unit and landing gear. Avionics blocks installation is under completion and pilot cockpit holds all panels, indicators, side-sticks, thrust levers and pedals.
Speaking about the program status, Victor Soubbotin, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company's President, said: "It's a special day for us. A day when we can once again say it's just a beginning. We are on the way towards flight tests, entry into service in the fleet of our launch customer and a long life for the aircraft in the sky." In the coming two months the aircraft is due to be ready for flight tests. For instance the static tests, being performed in TsAGI (Zhukovsky) should be completed. The same relates to system tests at suppliers' test benches and their integration tests at Electronic Bird at SCAC. After that Sukhoi Superjet 100 will take off for its first flight.