The Sukhoi Superjet 100 has gained Russian certification, more than two-and-a-half years after the first prototype embarked on its maiden flight. According to a statement released by Italian support and marketing subsidiary Superjet International, the certificate comes as a result of “an unprecedented vast campaign” performed by Russian certification authority IAC AR, certification centers, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) and Alenia, which helped conduct noise and HIRF testing.
The four SSJ100 flying prototypes flew 2,530 hours during 1,060 test missions. SCAC expects to deliver the first production examples to Aeroflot in early March.
Simultaneously, the IAC AR, based on the audit of the aircraft development quality system and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft performance, has granted a design organization approval certificate to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.
Sukhoi and its partners expect to celebrate the occasion on February 3 during an official ceremony at IAC AR Headquarters in Moscow.