Sukhoi Superjet 100 pilots and their opinion about the plane

I think it will be interesting to read the opinion of professionals

The first deliverable Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100) passed the first operating organization — airline Armavia, which until the end of the month it is going to open on passenger traffic. Like to a new domestic airliner to those who have to fly it? Opinions passengers will have to wait a bit. But the Russian pilots of the national carrier is already there, what to say of the world community. Full text of statements by "Aeroflot — Russian Airlines" can be read in the latest issue of the journal "airline industry", which is just put in print. Below are fragments of speeches "aviaflotovtsev" immediately after receiving the certificates for the right to perform operations on the SSJ100 the last day of March

SSJ100 aircraft division commander "Aeroflot — Russian Airlines" Yevgeny Voronin. Speaking on his own behalf and his colleagues, he thanked the creators of the Superjet 100 "for the most beautiful plane" and shared with the audience senses that are experienced on March 21 when he first sat in the cab SSJ100. Nearby was a test pilot Alexander Yablontsev. "In the face of Representatives SJI Training Center would like to thank all the instructors who worked with us from the first day of ground training, bringing us to fly in the cockpit of a real airplane. All of them — high-level professionals. I hope that the staff of the center will be to develop, learn with us, with us it is better to know this plane with the full understanding and cooperation. "

Yevgeny Voronin agreed with the statement: how to prepare pilots and engineers, and the plane will fly. And from himself added: "And they say, how do you call a plane, so he will fly." Aircraft RA-97008 is the name of a wonderful pilot Mikhail Vodopiyanov. "We will try to earn the trust of teachers (excluding mentors from SJI their teachers) who gave us the opportunity to climb into the sky on this beautiful aircraft. I wish him a long and soft landings and safe flight! "

As we learned from private conversations with representatives of Aeroflot, the lists of training Superjet 100 signed up dozens of people. People are driven to master the advanced domestic airplanes, and promised earnings also make you think. "Totally wishing for this aircraft, many people want to get into it, but do not let go of all", — commented the pilot-instructor Sergey Bodrov.

To date, six trained instructors, and then planned the next stage — the Superjet 100 will go on youth. And not only that. With the request for employment with Aeroflot drawn a lot of military pilots have resigned from the service in the Armed Forces. "Military pilots come to us in large numbers, I taught myself a decent number, I have learned a" swift "and a" knight ". In general, all of the best pilots fly or dream of flying in Aeroflot », — said Bordeaux.

Turning to the future applicants, he says: "Let come and learn English." Aeroflot requirement for applicants — fourth level of English, the fourth level of knowledge of the language by the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO. "Tighten" your English to the required level can be passed courses in certification centers that are available, particularly at the Moscow Aviation Institute, Aeroflot, Ivanovo pilot training center and the Center for Civil Aviation in St. Petersburg.

Talking about the selection of the first group on the development of SSJ100. Sergey Bodrov told the following: "The main criterion for selection — the experience of flying on an airplane with a glass cockpit, required admission to the Airbus A320. Each of the six people formed the group logged more than ten thousand hours, mastered five or more types of aircraft. All of the instructors of whom do not take — the most experienced pilot. " Before enrolling in a group of pilots SSJ100 Alexey Anischenko was deputy commander of the Tu-154M. Oleg V. Engels — Pilot Inspector of the Inspectorate of Aeroflot. Igor Leonidovich Treybert previously commanded a squadron of A320, the pilot instructor Tu-154 and Il-76. The list of used types of Sergei Bodrov has Jurevicha L-29, Il-28, Tu-16 and Tu-134, Tu-154, A320, A319, A321. Commander of the SSJ100 — an experienced instructor and director Yevgeny Voronin, a former commander of the Tu-134 Aeroflot. Igor Halimov — a former senior instructor pilot of the Tu-154. Introduced a system with a lot of pilots, and is now working in the Flight methodical department Aeroflot pilot inspector. Three have been approved for initial training "Airbus". Turning on the Superjet 100, all guided by his own desire.

Oleg V. Engels expressed an opinion about the SSJ100: «The plane like: flies beautifully and well made. Easy to operate and piloting, with an ergonomic cabin. In the first flight, we were all limiting behaviors, watched how the system of protection. I think that the plane is fully protected from the effects of the "human factor", with inadequate actions of the pilot. We are flying on a particular program, and I remember most of all that the aircraft perfectly protected from abnormal situations, such as access to the large values of the overload, the critical angle of attack. Perfectly executed overspeed protection by limiting the angles of heel. I would like to note the excellent work of designers, developers of the aircraft, and its good performance. I can not remember anything that I did not like this plane. I flew up to SSJ100, in particular, on the A320 — they can be compared. Both aircraft piloted easily. If we draw an analogy, the SSJ100 piloted as well as a "light" version of the "jumbo jet" — model A319, and on the volatility of it closer to the A321. In this case the plane combines the good properties of the two line patterns Airbus ».

Igor Leonidovich Treybert: "The first flight of SSJ100 I really remember — it was a flight to the limit. It reminded me of the 1980th year, when I was a cadet at the aviation school. The fact is that in the flight we were all limit modes of operation, and the memory brought me back to the days when I was just starting to learn the basics of flying profession. All we demonstrated test pilots regimes have shown the ability to defend the aircraft, as it has now become fashionable to say, the human factor, with inadequate actions of the pilot. The aircraft is well protected. I think it is almost impossible to develop "bad situations" that may arise in this regard. Perhaps it's just the most memorable and the first flight. But then came the following, — the development of a new aircraft for us to continue. And if the first flight was on limiting behaviors to show that the aircraft may, in subsequent flights We are gaining momentum of the cab. I believe that the flights reached the goal. " Asked to recall the settings that have been achieved in the first flight, our source said the following. "Height does not exceed 3000 meters — did not rise above, as air space was occupied by other aircraft. What is seen on the display — 25-27 degrees angle of attack, and the plane was protected well. In addition to flight mode at low speeds, we have shown the behavior of SSJ100 at full speed when the plane "flies" to limit the strength of the structure. The aircraft is protected — produces brake pads, so-called "spoilers", and then work out a program of protection. At the same time watching how the lateral force on the control stick (side stick), as it is loaded. " Then they started talking about the raid and the number of hours of flight operations, and then — on simulator training. "Every pilot has flown eight hours of flights — within fifteen. We arrived and got
the job on the fly, and, quite honestly, the exact number of flights I did not track. Before we proceed with the flight training on the simulator. It is well executed. The only thing missing — the mobility of the system. And the visualization so good that at some parameters of the feeling that you're really sitting in the real aircraft are in the air. Total flying time on the simulator — 24 hours. Quite a lot, as a simulator — the main type of crew training. And since modern simulators are created so that a fully emulate the behavior of the aircraft, then they have practiced all flight regimes, including critical and emergency situations. Therefore, having a simulator, we have no difficulty in flying the aircraft did not have. "

Sergey Bodrov, "In the" manual "control mode (manual mode) the aircraft is piloted just amazing, no auto-throttle and without autopilot. And we tried both approaches enabled and off the autothrottle. Did a lot of flies around, at different heights, visual approach (VFR — visual flight rules) — the plane was a miracle! management, information value — excellent. Our instructors, especially Italian, were surprised at how quickly we got used cab SSJ100 for arms control — just got a new plane and you do not seem to fly for the first time! actually not surprising: I, for one, 60-70 calls per month with the cadets to "airbus", because I'm doing the initial training. This "conveyor touch- and-go »in Yaroslavl, sometimes four in each workout to 28 calls! Meanwhile SSJ100 — a better plane than the" jumbo. "For example, he trims the three planes, which is not to" Airbus ": for ailerons — no , the height of the steering wheel — also, the stabilizer manually have to work. And Superjet — «electric» stabilizer. Several flights were performed in adverse weather conditions: snow, wind shear, crosswind. As it happens, since by the time of the exercise in the month of March and we are " just hit ": in Moscow was snowing and visibility was reduced to 50 meters. However, in such circumstances, we do not fly — waited until after the snow squalls. Nevertheless, all that is possible, we felt, in terms of the impact on aircraft weather. A plane proved itself exclusively. crosswind he is much more stable than the "jumbo". aircraft has quite convenient, acceptable control. Parry moments with the release of mechanization, the output of the chassis — all offset automation, almost imperceptibly. Everything about cleaning and release — no problems at all on this plane. Now, about modes of flight with one engine: there is no unpleasant moments, absolutely. Even the continued take-off on one engine — teachers told us that it is not recommended. In practice it turned out that, even if nothing do, the plane encountered moments he retorts. truth is, we do not fly on an airplane with a maximum take-off weight. And if you engage the autopilot, the airplane "strimmiruetsya" itself. Instructors Airbus advised young pilots: if he did not know how to do something, turn on autopilot! Conversely, if the plane is flying on autopilot, and you do not understand what's going on — turn off the autopilot. situation is similar to the SSJ100. Generally speaking, SSJ100 and Airbus A320 alike. retraining program for pilots SSJ100 — is the same as the "Airbus" . They differ only slightly, with small deviations in the direction of Superjet. Because it is not ready simulator with motion system. While the situation persists, there will be more flights to the real airplane. And as soon as the type of simulator Full Flight Simulator (FFS), the program will similar in flight hours. Having FFS will save a lot of flying hours: at the airfield training we provide for six passes, seven landings. Without FFS simulator must fly off eight o'clock on a real airplane. That is to commission the simulator will allow us to save significantly. in the media passed the information, the first flight with passengers on board the Aeroflot plans for May. because we really planned, but do not yet know the exact date of the first transfer of Aeroflot machine (board 97008.) And when it comes — will fly, what problems? We have received certificates and ready start flying! "

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