On August 22 2013, Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) issued a Supplement to the Type Certificate for RRJ100-95LR aircraft – Long Range version of Sukhoi Superjet 100.
IAC AR confirmed the SSJ100 LR’s compliance with the Interstate Aviation Committee’s current aviation regulations. This will allow Russian airlines to operate the SSJ100 long range version.
“Achievement of the Supplement to the Type Certificate for Sukhoi Superjet 100 Long Range version is a result of SCAC, AR IAC and certification centres joint work. Enhanced operations performance of the long range allows airlines to optimize to its maximum extent usage of this type of aircraft and planning it both for short haul routes and even longer distances,” said Mr. Igor Vinogradov, First Quality & Certification VP.
A Supplement to the Type Certificate for SSJ100 Long Range was issued upon successful completion of the certification test program. On February 15, Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR prototype performed its ferry flight across Russia from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to the Flight Test Center in Zhukovsky to start certification program.
The program included testing for steadiness and control performance, high angle of attack and integrity limit conditions, buffeting and shimmy, testing of engines and automatic control equipment. As part of the testing program, SSJ100 LR aircraft with manufacture number 95032 operated 115 flight hours on more than 60 flights.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR version differs from the Basic in several respects: it can reach 4578 km, and has an increased take-off weight – up to 49.45 tons compensated by the strengthened wing. SSJ100 LR is equipped by a SaM146 engine with a 5% increased thrust compared to SSJ100 Basic version.
The first Sukhoi Superjet 100 LR delivery to the Russian airline Gazpromavia is planned for the third quarter of 2013. The aircraft features full-economy class for 90 passenger seats. In total, Gazpromavia ordered ten SSJ100 LR.