The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) on Thursday issued a type certificate for the aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) development of JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" (part of the holding "Dry").
Short-range passenger aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 is designed to carry up to 98 passengers at a distance of 4.4 thousand kilometers. The first Superjet 100 was unveiled September 26, 2007 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in the same May 19, 2008, he successfully completed the first flight.
Launch customer for the Superjet 100 is a leading Russian airline "Aeroflot", who made one of the largest orders — 30 aircraft. Another is the launch customer for the Armenian airline "Armavia", ordered the two aircraft, with an option for three more. Also among customers Superjet 100 — Financial Leasing Company, which commissioned for the airline "Yakutia" ten planes, "UTair" — 24 aircraft, Phongsavanh — three aircraft, the airline Kartika — 30 aircraft, Pearl Aircraft — 30 aircraft and Willis Lease — six aircraft . Firm orders for the aircraft is 170 units.
General Director of OJSC "Company" Sukhoi "Mikhail Pogosyan said that in 2011, the company expects to receive the certificate of the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA.
Deliveries of aircraft in commercial service to customers — "Aeroflot" and "Armavia" is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011.
During 2011 it is planned to produce 11 aircraft in the next 2-3 years the company intends to launch production of 40-50 aircraft, depending on the needs of the market.