Here at the Paris Air show on Monday, Sukhoi unveiled a mockup of its Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) forward fuselage section, including the new flight deck supplied by Thales. The RRJ is the first Russian-made commercial aircraft with fly-by-wire side-stick controls and has Category IIIa landing capability as standard; Category IIIb is optional. Mikhail Pogosyan, general director of the Russian-based aircraft manufacturer, insisted the cockpit design was “almost frozen,” as remarks from airlines can still be taken into account. First flight is pegged for early 2007.
Russian RJ cockpit on show
- December 14, 2006, 8:12 AM