November 23, 2011, Moscow
On November 21, 2011 the Sukhoi Superjet 100 flight prototype MSN95004 aircraft successfully performed the first two automatic landings Cat IIIA with different configurations of the wing high-lift system on the airfield in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. The aircraft was handled by the SCAC flight crew consisted of the Chief pilot Alexander Yablontsev and test pilot Vadim Shirokikh.
These flights marked the beginning of the new series of the development and certification tests for expanding operational conditions of the aircraft aiming to get Supplement to the SSJ100 Type Certificate in terms of the automatic landings Cat IIIA. This supplement will allow to perform automatic landings in the low visibility weather conditions (pilots may not apply controls) up to the moment when the aircraft starts to run along the runway.