Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a new aircraft family allowing its passengers to experience the mainline level of comfort.
The fuselage cross-section increases the aisle width up to 20.08”, offering optimal aisle height combined with five-abreast seat configuration. The height of the ceiling totals 83.46”, while each seat is 18.31” wide.
The four-abreast seat configuration results in a true business class providing every passenger with the equal level of comfort.
The passengers enjoy easy and comfortable access to overhead bins which comfortably swallow standard roll-aboard bags (IATA approved hand luggage; maximum 24"x16"x10"). SSJ100's spacious overhead bins can be perfectly suited for outer garments and coats (from raincoats to Alaska coats) regardless of the season or region.
The leading-edge technologies, being the core ingredient of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Project, penetrate its every stage – from design and development to final assembly, delivering a modern, economically efficient and globally marketable aircraft.
SSJ100 is easy and safe to pilot. The cockpit design features a “passive” side stick and “active” engine control levers. The Human Centered Design concept perfectly arranges the control levers and on-board equipment. SSJ100 can be landed by one pilot only. Dark and Quiet Cockpit offers precise, convenient and reliable piloting of Sukhoi Superjet 100.
Optimal piloting in automated mode together with the failure-safe flight control system ensure additional fuel efficiency and improve flight safety. The remote control system (RCS) is based upon three two-channel upper level computers (PFCU – Primary Flight Actuator Control Unit) adding two-channel lower level computers (ACE – Actuator Control Electronics). PFCU’s process command signals coming from the cockpit, autopilot and avionics. Besides, it optimizes piloting performance in all flight modes. The unsurpassed functionality of PFCU results from Sukhoi Design Bureau’s experience in development of FBW systems with automatic limitation of ultimate and operational flight parameters in manual and automatic control modes. Solid reliability of the aircraft systems and pilot induced failure proof functionality increase flight safety. Sukhoi Superjet 100 is sure to become the first regional aircraft, enjoying such advanced control system features. In case of in-flight system failures, the RCS switches to the standby control circuit offering piloting characteristics similar to those of manual flight mode.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 features fully electronic fly-by-wire control system for piloting, landing gear extension and retraction, and a break system to prove its high maintainability and weight perfection.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 failure-safe FBW architecture means no more mechanical redundancy. The horizontal stabilizer is also controlled by fly-by-wire, leading to stabilizer optimal size and reduction of aerodynamic and trim resistance. Sukhoi Superjet 100 is algorithmically protected against tail/runway collision induced by pilot.
The THALES designed avionics open architecture is based on the integrated modular technology. This helped to decrease the number of structure modules by 15% and to facilitate maintenance procedures.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 is equipped with the built-in failure detection system able to find any failure including those at the LRU level of any major aircraft system. Moreover, the basic configuration of avionics offers wider functionality, including triple ultra-short-wave communication system with ACARS function, the second generation T2CAS system designed to prevent collision as well as the IIIA ICAO category approach capabilities.
Each aircraft is powered by the new SaM146 engine developed by PowerJet to meet the highest performance and eco requirements. Snecma Moteurs and NPO Saturn?s distinct experience and perfect synergy produced a hi-tech result by applying the CFM56 & Tech56 technologies when creating an engine distinguished for its excellent performance.
A strong focus was put on engine maintainability. Now the blades can be replaced with engine on the wing. Owing to the new modular design, the engine employs 20% less parts, which significantly streamlines maintenance operations.
The double-bubble fuselage expanded “life space” for each passenger up to 0.885 m3 and increased the height of the cargo compartment up to 1014 mm.
It is obvious that leading-edge technologies applied in design & development demand state-of-the-art technologies in production.
The new technologies introduced at SCAC's production sites are: automatic riveting and high-speed part machining, information environment, embracing design, production and supply into common environment, airframe jigless assembly with laser positioning, manufacturing of wing panel and wing coupling to the fuselage with no manual adjustment.
The SSJ100 aerodynamic configuration is specifically optimized for high cruise M-speed. That is why speed increase does not lead to a dramatic increase in fuel consumption. When compared with its rivals bound to fly at M 0.75 – 0.76 to stay in economic mode, SSJ100 has higher cruise speed.
SSJ100’s enhanced take-off and landing performance along with all-weather operation, wide range and passenger payload capabilities make SSJ100 an efficient route developer. This offers airlines freedom in route and schedule planning.
Super economics results from crew training cost reduction when operating different types of the SSJ100 aircraft as a single fleet. Furthermore, this advantage stems from easy-to-reach maintenance zones, 20% reduction in the number of modular engine components (SaM146) and 10% cutback in fuel consumption.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 offers 10% decrease of operation costs due to its weight perfection, economic fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs.
Energy saving all-LED passenger cabin lightning helps airlines decrease maintenance costs on lighting.
The dimensions of the cargo compartment completely meet the challenging requirements of trade unions regarding the work of ground personnel.
While Sukhoi Superjet 100 belongs to the regional class, its long-range (LR) version can effectively operate on a number of mainline routes.
Super Fuel Efficiency:
Fuel efficiency is secured by the third generation supercritical airfoil wing and excellent local aerodynamics. All this combined with perfectly balanced aircraft control laws in autopilot mode add to fuel consumption savings. Weight perfection and the SaM146 engine, tailored for this aircraft family, reduce fuel consumption per seat by 10% compared to its rivals. Super Green:
Noise and emissions levels of SSJ100 meet the strictest ecological demands and surpass the highest existing and future ICAO requirements.
Production sites: Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk, Voronezh.
SSJ100’s airframe parts are manufactured at our production facilities located in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (KnAAPO) and Novosibirsk (NAPO), while the technologically advanced production site in Voronezh (VASO) provides us with aircraft parts made of composite materials.
SCAC’s branch in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is responsible for final assembly, flight tests, aircraft acceptance and delivery center operation.
Strategic partner – ALENIA AERONAUTICA
In June 2007, Sukhoi Company, the Italian Finmeccanica Group, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Alenia Aeronautica signed a General Agreement to establish a Strategic Partnership. It outlined the scope of cooperation within the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Project and foundation of a joint venture.
This Agreement stipulates that Alenia Aeronautica is entitled to acquire 25% + 1 share in the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (subject to the governmental approval). Furthermore, the Agreement outlines the terms of the Italian participation in program financing of no less than 25%.
The completion of the acquisition of 25% + 1 share in the SCAC capital was announced on April 7, 2009. The value of the stock acquired by Alenia Aeronautica is of USD 183 mln (138 mln euro). This agreement makes the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Program the most relevant aviation partnership between Russia and Europe ever seen.
In 2007 Finmeccanica’s company Alenia Aeronautica and Sukhoi Holding formed SuperJet International, a joint venture (51% - Alenia Aeronautica, and 49% - Sukhoi Holding) based in Venice, responsible for marketing, sales and aircraft delivery in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Japan and Oceania as well as for worldwide logistic support for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft family. This enterprise is expected to produce the synergy effect and to efficiently promote Sukhoi Superjet 100 family in mature markets. In addition, it will offer aircraft customization for western customers and a full package of aftersales support throughout the world.
Risk-sharing partner – SNECMA
The development and production of the SaM146 engine applicable for the entire aircraft family is provided by PowerJet. It is an equally joint venture of Snecma, a globally recognized engine manufacturer, NPO Saturn, a Russian aircraft engine producer. In May 2007 NPO Saturn’s test bench launched a series of tests destined to appraise the performance of the third SaM146 engine. Owing to the state-of-the-art technologies of the engine, all aircraft of the family go beyond the ICAO current and perspective noise and emission requirements.
Consultant – BOEING
Throughout the history of Russian commercial aviation, Sukhoi Superjet 100 appears the first aircraft ever designed with due consideration of requirements and demands of potential worldwide operators.
Under the long-term cooperation Agreement signed on December 19, 2002, Boeing consults the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company in the field of marketing, design and manufacturing, certification and quality system, supplier management, and after-sales support.
Contributed by Boeing, the idea of step-by-step project management was fully explored and translated into business reality by SCAC. Specifically, we sustain the project flow when any succeeding stage depends on successful accomplishment of the previous milestone goals. The Technical Board comprised of SCAC and Boeing’s representatives as well as of the PowerJet consultants monitors the Program and makes final decisions on stage execution.
Aircraft Main System Suppliers:
Avionics – THALES
Control systems – LIEBHERR
Environmental control system – LIEBHERR
Landing gear – MESSIER DOWTY
Fuel System – INTERTECHNIQUE (ZODIAC)
Interior – B/E AEROSPACE
Fire protection system – AUTRONICS (CURTISS WRIGHT)
Oxygen system – B/E AEROSPACE
APU – HONEYWELL
Crew seats – IPECO
Hydraulic system – PARKER
Electrical system – HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND
Engine vibration sensors – VIBRO-METER
Wheels, brakes - GOODRICH
Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft family enjoys 95% commonality in airframe, wing, propulsion system, cockpit and main systems. Passenger capacity is increased by insertions within the central part of the fuselage that lengthen the passenger cabin.
High level of commonality fosters training, maintenance and repair cost reduction when operating different types of the SSJ100 aircraft as a single fleet.