Today, for the first time a new generation of Russian airliner Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) began flights on scheduled flights to Asia. SSJ-100 went from Yakutsk to Harbin.
Journey time takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. And on Saturday night for the first time will be piloted aircraft and even on flights on the Yakutsk-Beijing. Flights to Beijing and Harbin airline "Yakutia" performs once a week.
The first aircraft SSJ-100 arrived in Yakutsk, in December of last year, the second — in January 2013. They were already flying on regular routes from Yakutsk to Novosibirsk and Khabarovsk.
On the eve of the correspondent "RG" in the company of other journalists and bloggers could personally check how to fly on the Russian ship of the new generation, going from Khabarovsk to Yakutsk. Takeoff and landing went smoothly, engines hummed softly. Inside each row with five seats — with two one and three on the other side. It's a little unusual. In other types of aircraft are usually three seats on each side. Working individually controlled air flow of passengers. On the SSJ-100 in operation at the "Aeroflot" her yet. But "Yakutia" has received its liners later, so some confusion at the time had taken into consideration.
The flight from Khabarovsk to Yakutsk took us 2 hours and 20 minutes. And before that, when on the same route used AN-24 or AN-140, was to fly to 4:00, the chief of aircraft maintenance base of Stepan Popov.
New planes were also more economical than their native predecessors. For example, the cost of flying hours Tu-154 on a flight to Khabarovsk 1.2 million rubles, and Superjet — at less than 400,000. This saving is mainly achieved due to less fuel consumption. In the future, SSJ-100 are planning to use on routes from Yakutsk to Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and back. It is also planned that the Superjet will fly on scheduled flights from Khabarovsk to Magadan, Anadyr. SSJ-10 was originally designed as a regional jet, and therefore, on the basis of capacity, the other parameters on these routes and can be claimed.
According to the certificate, which is obtained by the aircraft, SSJ-100 may be allowed to fly at temperatures down to minus 54 degrees. Many nuances were worked out during the flight tests at low temperatures, which were held here in Yakutsk, the past two winters, said the test pilot of JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" (SCAC) Leonid Chikunov