Russian airlines embarked on "aviation cannibalism": the first "Superjets" were dismantled

The Yakutia Aviation Company dismantled for spare parts two of the four Superjet 100s at its disposal, which were previously leased from the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK).

This case was revealed as a result of an extraordinary inspection of the condition of the aircraft. At the same time, it turned out that it was impossible to bring the dismantled "Superjets" to their original state, since they lack key components - in particular, main engines.

The Irkut company, where the planes were produced, noted that it was not possible to correct the situation, since there was still nowhere to get spare parts due to Western sanctions restrictions. Thus, since March, the Russian-French company PowerJet has not been producing or servicing SaM146 power plants for Superjets, and the existing Russian engine is only suitable for the SuperJet New modification. So far, neither this modification nor the engine has been certified.

Thus, against the backdrop of anti-Russian sanctions, Russian airlines have actually begun "aviation cannibalism", dismantling machinery for the necessary spare parts for servicing existing aircraft.

However, Yakutia has not always provided quality service to the liners before. Two years ago, the company did not contact the manufacturer to replace the glass in the cockpit of the SuperJet, trying to repair it themselves. As a result, the cabin was flooded with rain. It is expected that in the near future STLC will begin the process of seizing the aircraft from the unscrupulous carrier.
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  1. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 16 November 2022 12: 57
    Why is there a Superjet ???!!)))) - we have been building a maize plant for 15 years - money has been pumped in like the White Sea Canal or in Baikonur - ku-ku-ruz-nick !!!!
    And how much pathos and squealing with happiness was - our plane !!!!))) Military repair plants go bankrupt for kickbacks. Iran, China, India are already supplying us with cars .... it’s better to keep silent about aviation.
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 16 November 2022 13: 45
      Quote: zloybond
      we have been building a maize plant for 15 years - money is swelled like the White Sea Canal or Baikonur

      You do not say...

      In 2015-2017, in Novosibirsk, the SibNIA team, on the instructions of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, developed a project for an all-composite biplane TVS-2DTS

      The cost of development, certification and preparation of serial production of the all-composite aircraft TVS-2DTS, a prototype of which was created at the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation named after V.I. Chaplygin (SibNIA), is estimated at 4,5 billion rubles.

      In 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade abandoned this project.

      In October 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced a contract between the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Baikal Engineering (a subsidiary of UZGA), in the amount of 1,25 billion rubles

      January 30, 2022 at the Aramil airfield "Yekaterinburg" in the Sverdlovsk region LMS-901 "Baikal" made the first test flight,

      In 2022, another 3,5 billion rubles were allocated from the state budget for the development of Baikal.
      1. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 18 November 2022 22: 59
        How many years the maize has been flying, and your "Baikal" is not even in the series yet. And it's already the 21st century. Proceed?
  2. hlp5118 Offline hlp5118
    hlp5118 (hlp) 16 November 2022 13: 30
    We even have shovels, Chinese

    And forty years ago, China was a poor agrarian country, which cast iron was cooked in clay ovens. Today it is the 2nd economy of the world. At the 4-5 Congresses of People's Deputies of the USSR, when the Chinese model of development was proposed, our democrats pecked at those who stood up for taking it as a basis. Sakharov was especially spitting, he has one thesis: to destroy everything. Yeltsin and Co. triumphed. And what do we have today?!
  3. Scharnhorst Offline Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst) 16 November 2022 16: 59
    Thus, since March, the Russian-French company PowerJet has not been producing or servicing SaM146 power plants for Superjets, and the existing Russian engine is only suitable for the SuperJet New modification.

    Given this circumstance, the airline made the logical right decision. This means that the domestic operator, firstly, no longer needs the services of a foreign supplier; secondly, orders for a new domestic model of an airliner will arrive faster and more. We are not Cuba to wear out American limousines from the 50s of the last century. The same fate awaits Boeing and Airbus. By and large, they have lost the market, we are raising the Russian aircraft industry.
  4. lance Offline lance
    lance 16 November 2022 20: 14
    I didn't understand? what else was expected? that's why we need our own Tu-204,214 and new superjets.
  5. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 17 November 2022 04: 27
    The sooner they take it apart, the sooner our equipment will appear, completely made in Russia.
  6. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 17 November 2022 16: 51
    Russian airlines embarked on "aviation cannibalism"

    - they started a long time ago, but only now it got out .... It's just that Yakutia is not Aeroflot or S7, with their huge fleet of aircraft, it cannot quickly change sides.
    It’s interesting to me, but the decommissioned “superjet” that rolled out of the runway was on this list or not. If hit, why? it was decommissioned, and if it didn’t hit, then I think they dismantled not two planes, but three