The third Sukhoi Superjet 100 flight prototype SN 95004 took to the air from Komsomolsk adding momentum to the flight test campaign. Prior to this, the flight test campaign included the first two flying prototype aircraft – SSJ100 # 95001 and # 95003.
This first Flight of SN 95004 began at 07:44 p.m. local time and lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes (landing local time - 09:05 p.m.). The purpose of the flight was to check all aircraft system operations, and to confirm their ability to ensure the safety o f the aircraft. The first flight of SSJ100 SN 95004 was quite similar to the flights performed to check the ramp-up production aircraft pri or to delivery.
As Sukhoi Superjet 100 SN 95004 will undergo testing of the passenger cabin and avioni cs, it will be the first aircraft to be completely fitted with passenger equipment and the certification-ready avionics suite, which includes all options designed to meet the airline's requirements.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 #95004 will demonstrate the full capabilities of the “dark-and-quiet” cockpit, which is powered by the avionics suite and designed to make the flight comfortable for the pilots and, therefore, safer for the passengers. Later, the aircraft will undergo a series of tests in Italy that will include checks on the community noise level, Instrumented Landing System, Precision Navigation (P-RNAV) and High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) tests.
Today, this aircraft joins the other two prototypes which together have accumulated more than 700 flight hours in over 270 flights. The tests performed thus far in the Moscow region have included flutter, natural icing, a significant part of high angles of attack, as well as other tests. The initial two prototypes began flight performance tests after SSJ100 SN 95003 returned from its international debut at the Paris Airshow, and included take off and landing tests, and also included tests of the stability and controllability of the aircraft. While flight performance covers a vast number of flights, a number of specific take off and landing missions – such as minimal unstuck speed, minimal control and control ground speed, as well as partial climb rate tests – had already been performed before the show. SSJ100 SN 95003 is currently undergoing engine performance trials. Both aircraft SSJ100 SN 95001 and SN 95003 have now performed the low speed section of stability and controllability tests.