Sukhoi Superjet 100 made its debut at Aero India (Bangalore, 9-13 February 2011) to attract incredible attention from the experts and business visitors.
India could be a prominent market for Superjet 100 due to its advanced characteristics, fuel consumption and operational costs in particular.
On February 3, 2011 the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Type Certificate was presented by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR.
The Official Ceremony was held in Interstate Aviation Comittee Aviation Register (IAC AR) Headquarters in Moscow at the presence of the Minister of Industry of Russia, Mr. Victor Khristenko.
The Type Certificate confirms compliance of the SSJ100 with the airworthiness regulations and it authorizes the commercial operation of the airplane.
The certification campaign incorporated approximately 200 programs of static, fatigue and flight tests. Flight campaign included 25 programs of special tests within the SSJ100 operational range.
The certification campaign was accomplished with 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, proving its airport acceptance at all, even remote, destinations. All the 15 pilots from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, IAC AR, EASA and Russian certification centres who have flown the SSJ100 were impressed by its outstanding handling qualities, extremely quite and pilot-friendly flight deck. During the tests the aircraft proved to exceed the demanding ICAO CAEP 6 noise and emissions requirements.
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 directives.
The EASA certification is expected to follow in 2011.