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26 Sep 2007

Komsomomolsk-on-Amur hosted the rollout of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 ready to fly

Komsomomolsk-on-Amur hosted the rollout of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 ready to fly September 26, 2007, Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Far East) Today, Sukhoi Superjet 100 was officially unveiled to the international aerospace community at the roll out ceremony. This ceremony for the first time ever assembled all contributors of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Program companys employees, partners and suppliers, who made this event possible. Thanks to all of them here is the first ever Russian aviation project embracing not only Sukhois experience in integrating large programs, but also utilizing the best world aerospace industry resources. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company together with partners, suppliers and airlines display today the first regional jet born in the 21st century, the most efficient and environmentally friendly jet available on the market.

 SaM-146 -  SuperJet-100

Regional jet offering its passengers an unsurpassed level of comfort, and its owners the airlines unrivalled operational efficiency and reliability. Sergey Ivanov, First Deputy Prime Minister, Russian Federation, being at the ceremony, welcomed the audience of many hundreds attending the rollout. He underlined the importance of the event Sukhoi Superjet 100 being the first aircraft designed and produced in the new Russia. Todays ceremony would not have happened without the support of all three states participating in the project Russia, France and Italy. The rollout was attended by representatives of the ministries and state authorities of these countries. Mikhail Pogosyan, Sukhoi Companys CEO, said: Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a child of thousands of people around the globe, committed to the project success with their hearts and souls. It took us all six and a half years to get here, overcoming skepticism and finding our way in translation of international rules of play to Russian aerospace industry and incorporating world industry standards in it. Have a look at the aircraft Im sure, it was worth it. The revealed aircraft airframe is ready for the flight tests the fuselage had been joined, as well as the wings, control surfaces, and the attached engines. The aircraft is equipped with the major systems, for instance, auxiliary power unit and landing gear. Avionics blocks installation is under completion and pilot cockpit holds all panels, indicators, side-sticks, thrust levers and pedals.

SuperJet-100 -

Speaking about the program status, Victor Soubbotin, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Companys President, said: Its a special day for us. A day when we can once again say its just a beginning. We are on the way towards flight tests, entry into service in the fleet of our launch customer and a long life for the aircraft in the sky. In the coming two months the aircraft is due to be ready for flight tests. For instance the static tests, being performed in TsAGI (Zhukovsky) should be completed. The same relates to system tests at suppliers test benches and their integration tests at Electronic Bird at SCAC. After that Sukhoi Superjet 100 will take off for its first flight. Today would be nothing special without the Program partners and suppliers. Strategic partner Alenia Aeronautica, a Fimeccanica company, who will soon become a SCAC shareholder (25%+1 share) and who with Sukhoi Company had already established the Superjet International joint venture for sales at mature markets and worldwide aftersales support. Boeing, who was a consultant to the project from its very launch. Risk-sharing partner Snecma, who together with Russian NPO Saturn (through their joint venture PowerJet) is responsible for the SaM146 engine.

SuperJet -

Project suppliers contributed beyond estimation to the aircraft and developing Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company competences: Avionics THALES Flight control system LIEBHERR (with Russian partner Teploobmennik) Environmental control system LIEBHERR Landing gear MESSIER DOWTY Fuel system INTERTECHNIQUE (ZODIAC) Interior B/E AEROSPACE Fire protection system AUTRONICS (CURTISS WRIGHT) Oxygen system B/E AEROSPACE Auxiliary power unit HONEYWELL Crew seats IPECO Hydraulic system PARKER Electrical system HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND Engine vibration sensors VIBRO-METER Wheels, brakes GOODRICH Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) is a Sukhoi Company subsidiary. Founded in 2000, SCAC primarily aims to produce new models of civil aircraft. The Companys pilot project is production of Sukhoi Superjet 100, a new family of Russian regional aircraft. SCAC is focused upon the following scope of activity: design and development, marketing and sales, production, certification of the aircraft. Worldwide aftersales support and sales at mature markets is handled by Superjet International, a joint venture founded by Sukhoi Company and Alenia Aeronautica. SCAC has several branches at the production sites located in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Novosibirsk altogether employing 1,500+ people. Sukhoi Superjet 100 firm order portfolio totals 73 aircraft.

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