Paradoxes Superjet
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Paradoxes Superjet

Paradoxes Superjet


Perhaps even a single project of the Russian government, did not cause such a bitter dispute. On the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, on television and radio. In the professional environment, among a complete ignoramus. It is no coincidence.


No wonder someone was truly noticed:

all are able to run the state and play football,

Once all why the work of hairdressers and taxi drivers.


Now these "all" also the planes are able to build. How many screams rose after the publication of information about the beginning of the creation of a joint short-haul aircraft. Many of these malicious "patriots" have not calmed down until now. Yes, the plane on 70-80% is created from foreign components, yes many on-board systems and complexes are completely foreign. But the plane does not become less domestic. All aerodynamics, purges, theoretical part, layout were calculated by our famous TsAGI. Everything was done taking into account the latest requirements for economy, improving the quality of the flight. Taking into account the requirements of international certificates. The engines were developed jointly with the French SNECMA.


 But all this is well known. Why, such a good, highly economical and efficient, are our domestic aircraft in no hurry to buy our own airlines? Somehow unpatriotic. Yes, there were several cases that could seriously undermine the reputation of only the aircraft that entered the market. But all of them, with careful consideration, turned out to be negligence and disorder, and they had an indirect relation to the aircraft. Of course, like any other aircraft, the Superjet had its so-called “childhood illnesses”. But as practice shows, there is no aircraft that, when rolling out of the KB hangars for the first time, would simply take, but fly aki falcon.


 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company GSS,

a subsidiary company of the famous Sukhoi,

I started from scratch. On the enthusiasm.


With no experience in civil aviation. Gathering specialists "with forest on Pine." Of course, this was made possible by the support of the government, which once thought of the complete decline of the Russian aircraft. The result of this support and the efforts of professionals from many famous CB former Soviet Union, was the development of the first Soviet short-range, single-aisle aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100. The capacity of the aircraft in basic configuration - 98 people. And the plane created from practically "nothing", turned out to be extremely successful. And, despite the hurricane hit the press, the plane was gaining points and points in the real, tough operation. The first operator Armavia, get the plane is not even the first series and pre-series, immediately began to chase them in Marseille with a full payload at a distance of more than 3000 claimed by TTX. And very successful flight took place "run."

 Why is the plane so negatively perceived in the domestic air transport market? There are several versions. Perhaps a shortage in Russia of directions where you can drive a short-haul aircraft. It is possible that our companies got still very “raw” aircraft of the first series. By the way, to the honor of the GSS, it should be noted that all sides of the first series are being refitted to the aircraft of the latest series.

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 “Black PR” also played its role, because in the country and beyond its borders there are a lot of forces that are not at all interested in Russia's access to the international, long-established market of this segment of the airline industry.

 But in spite of everything, the plane makes its way to the market, pushing its famous rivals Bombardier and Embraer. And the experience of very tough operation in the Mexican low-cost airline Interjet has revealed all the best, modern aspects of the SSJ-100 project. And already there they drive him in full. By 16 flights per day! And if Aeroflot has the “hundredth” in the air around 4,5 hours, it’s up to 11 hours in Mexican businessmen. A turning time was 25 min., And this is a record!

 From the news of 3 and 4 of October it became known that MDM Bank opened a credit line for the GSS, and Sberbank issues a loan for 600 million dollars. for the production of SSJ-100. Airlines UTair и RedWings operators are "hundreds." And Vnesheconombank allocates 18mlrd.r. Russian airlines to buy the Superjet.

The spears will break, the disputes will subside, and you and I will fly on Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 aircraft for a long time.


Valery Smirnov specifically for