November 04, 2010, Komsomolsk-on-the Amur
Today the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 SN 95007 production aircraft intended for Armavia took to the skies.
The aircraft was piloted by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s test pilots Alexander Ivanov and Alexander Kochetkov.
During the 3 hours flight, the pilot crew checked the overall engines, systems and equipment performance having confirmed the aircraft characteristics within operational range.
The premier flight of the first serial aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 is an important milestone of the program. We are now really starting the ramp-up of production. There are 17 serial aircraft in production, 5 of which are at the final assembly shop,” said SCAC’s President Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk.
After a series of factory checks, the SSJ100 SN 95007 will fly to Moscow for operational route proving tests. Ground handling at the airports will be performed in full compliance with the operational documentation. Route proving tests are aimed at confirmation of reliability of onboard systems in operational environment and feasibility of aircraft handling with standard airport on-ground devices.