Sukhoi Superjet 100: successful 24 000 flight cycles.
10 January 2018
Specialists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) completed one more stage of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 airframe endurance tests by undertaking 24 000 flight cycles. The aircraft was tested under multiple loads corresponding to all flight modes: takeoff and landing, cruise and ground.
The RRJ-95LR-100 model structure was the object of the tests. It is an extended-range version of up to 4578 km. According to the specialists of the Institute, the tests confirmed the initial reliability of the aircraft structure.
It is planned to simulate 162 000 flight cycles to prove a design life of 54 000 flights for the main load-carrying structure of the RRJ aircraft. The work was started in 2015 and will last for several more years.
Cooperation between Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and TsAGI within the framework of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Project has been ongoing since 2001.
During this time, Institute specialists implemented a wide range of studies of aerodynamics, strength and control systems for the domestic aircraft.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a new-generation Russian civil aircraft designed and produced by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). The SSJ100 incorporates the most advanced aerodynamics, propulsion unit and avionics technologies ensuring the efficient operation and comfort of passengers. It is to operate on short- and medium-haul routes. The product range of SCAC are commercial airplanes SSJ100, Sukhoi Business Jet version and special-purpose aircraft. The SSJ100 has been in commercial service since 2011.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) was founded in 2000 in order to create and develop new models of commercial aircraft. Today, the company’s main project is the design and development of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. Principal directions of the company’s activity are development, production, sales and maintenance support of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The company is headquartered in Moscow and the aircraft are assembled in the company’s branch in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur.