The second birth of the project: the updated Sukhoi Superjet New made its first flight

A week ago, the most important event for our aircraft industry took place in Russia - the Sukhoi Superjet New took off for the first time, which should replace the Sukhoi Superjet-100, which became the first civilian large-scale aircraft developed in the Russian Federation after the collapse of the USSR.

It is worth noting that the above event is the result of a huge amount of work that our engineers have done. At the same time, this project was spurred on by difficulties, without which, as you know, there is no development.

Recall that the Sukhoi Superjet-100, the official presentation of which took place in 2007, had a significant drawback. It included many foreign components, including the French-Russian SaM146 power plant.

The latter was not chosen by chance, as it was planned that this engine would allow faster certification and enter foreign markets. However, everything happened exactly the opposite. One of the reasons why the aircraft was not accepted abroad was the low quality of the aforementioned unit.

On international markets, our aircraft lost out to the more eminent Airbus and Embraer, but after 2014 it started having problems in Russia as well. The thing is that some of the components supplied from abroad fell under sanctions.

But that's not all. In December 2022, the Europeans suspended the certificate and the Sukhoi Superjet-100 project, in fact, died.

Fortunately, realizing that the West will put a spoke in the wheels of Russia for a long time to come in various areas, including the aircraft industry, in 2019 our engineers began developing the Sukhoi Superjet New project, which consists of 97% of domestic components.

Naturally, the aircraft will also receive a Russian engine. The same PD-8, which is being created ahead of schedule and should go into production as early as next year.

It is worth adding that the aforementioned first flight of the Sukhoi Superjet New was made with the “problematic” SaM146. But this was done only in order not to waste time and check the main systems of the aircraft, without waiting for the full readiness of the domestic engine.

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  1. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 6 September 2023 19: 02
    A week ago, this was trumpeted everywhere and written here!
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  2. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 6 September 2023 20: 33
    this is not Sukhoi Superjet New - there are no PD-8 engines. this is SJ-100/
    1. vik669 Offline vik669
      vik669 (vik669) 6 September 2023 22: 16
      The next one will be called - although the same "Faberge" side view!
  3. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 6 September 2023 21: 00
    which for 97% consists of domestic components

    In short, again, 97% is only ours, then the truth will turn out that at 79℅ we need another 100 billion, but then the truth is, in 2035 it will be 100% ours, import-substituted.
    1. Vladimir_56 Offline Vladimir_56
      Vladimir_56 (Vladimir Sodomovsky) 7 September 2023 01: 40
      In vain you are. The airlines are already waiting for this plane. After the euphoria of the operation of Airbuses and Boeings, it has now become clear that the revival of our aviation is inevitable.
      1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
        Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 7 September 2023 03: 14
        it became clear that the revival of our aviation was inevitable.

        with the wave of a magic wand, materials, factories producing instruments and equipment, qualified personnel, etc. will appear. and so on? excuse me, chattering and hanging noodles is not moving bags... it became clear to him...

        this was clear 10, 20 and 30 years ago to THINKING people... it’s just a mess now. It’s just pure chatter...

        More than 1000 aircraft will be transferred to airlines for the needs of civil aviation until 2030, said the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2022). According to the minister, deliveries will be carried out “with the simultaneous replacement of foreign components with Russian ones and the modernization of production where necessary.”

        Domestic air carriers, according to Manturov, will receive 142 short-haul SSJ-New aircraft (the so-called “import-substituted” Sukhoi Superjet 100), 270 medium-haul MC-21, 70 each Il-114-300 and Tu-214 aircraft, as well as 12 Il- 96–300. The rest of the aircraft produced by 2030 will be regional aircraft such as Ladoga, L-410 and Baikal.

        this was in the summer of 2022...

        in September 2022, at the Eastern Economic Forum, Putin already spoke about 500 aircraft ... though he turned out to be smarter and did not name the dates ...

        in short, by the year 3030 they will, Manturov will personally answer if anything laughing laughing laughing
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  5. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 7 September 2023 09: 24
    IL-112 also made its first flight.
    So what?
    Until the Superjet begins to be mass-produced and fly regularly, there is nothing to talk about.