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Friday, August 23, 2013

Russia Certifies Long Range Version of Superjet 100

Russian airframe manufacturer Sukhoi has obtained type certification for a long-range variant of its Superjet 100. 
Sukhoi announced the new certification from the Interstate Aviation Committee -- Russia's civil aviation authority -- on Thursday. The long range Superjet 100 variant is powered by an SaM146 engine, has an increased takeoff weight and has a maximum range of 4,578 km, compared to 3,048 km for the basic version of the Superjet 100. 
Russian carrier Gazpromavia has been confirmed as the launch customer for the long range Superjet 100 variant, with first delivery scheduled for the third quarter of 2013. 


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