Sun, Feb 06, 2011
Russian Certification Authority Clears Aircraft For
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Type Certificate was presented Thursday
by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR. The Official
Ceremony was held at the Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation
Register (IAC AR) Headquarters in Moscow in the presence of the
Minister of Industry of Russia, Mr. Victor Khristenko.
Sukhoi Superjet During Flight Testing
The Type Certificate confirms compliance of the SSJ100 with
airworthiness regulations and it authorizes the commercial
operation of the airplane.
The certification campaign incorporated approximately 200
individual static, fatigue and flight tests. The flight campaign
included 25 special tests within the aircraft's operational
The certification campaign was accomplished using four
prototypes for flight testing and two prototypes for static and
fatigue trials. Four flying jets have accumulated 2,594 flight
hours in 1,087 flights. During its certification, the aircraft
visited over 20 airports in Russia, CIS and Europe. In all, 15
pilots from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, IAC AR, EASA and Russian
certification centers flew the SSJ100, and all said they were
impressed by its handling qualities and pilot-friendly flight deck.
During the tests the aircraft exceeded the ICAO CAEP 6 noise and
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the first Russian aircraft to
complete the full scope of the certification HIRF testing in Italy,
in collaboration with Alenia Aeronautica. These tests were required
to demonstrate that the aircraft's on-board systems, as well as
electric and electronic equipments are not influenced by any
external electromagnetic fields.
During the certification campaign the aircraft has completed the
stringent program of certification which checked all the aircraft
systems and the airframe well beyond the operational limits to be
sure the passenger airplane meets all the airworthiness
The EASA certification is expected to follow in 2011.
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