Building the Sukhoi Superjet

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Image gallery featuring the final assembly shop at the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company’s Komsomolsk-on-Amur facility. The most advanced technologies are used throughout the assembly of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet, the first aircraft in Russia designed using digital paperless technology.

Image gallery featuring the final assembly shop at the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company’s Komsomolsk-on-Amur facility. The most advanced technologies are used throughout the assembly of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet, the first aircraft in Russia designed using digital paperless technology.

© RIA Novosti . Alexander KryazhevThe Superjet was designed in partnership with Alenia of Italy. The aircraft is intended to replace Tu-134 and An-24/26 airliners on local routes.
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The Superjet was designed in partnership with Alenia of Italy. The aircraft is intended to replace Tu-134 and An-24/26 airliners on local routes.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Kryazhev / Go to the photo bankWorkers in the aircraft’s lower forward fuselage. The airframe is the main component which is entirely Russian in origin.
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Workers in the aircraft’s lower forward fuselage. The airframe is the main component which is entirely Russian in origin.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Kryazhev / Go to the photo bankInstaling equipment on the fuselage interior. Much of the electrical system is provided by America’s Hamilton Sundstrand.
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Instaling equipment on the fuselage interior. Much of the electrical system is provided by America’s Hamilton Sundstrand.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander KryazhevTightening bolts during final assembly. The SSJ100 meets all International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) current noise and emissions requirements.
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Tightening bolts during final assembly. The SSJ100 meets all International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) current noise and emissions requirements.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Kryazhev / Go to the photo bankThe aircraft’s PowerJet SaM146 turbofans were made specifically for it, in a joint project between Saturn of Russia and Snecma of France
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The aircraft’s PowerJet SaM146 turbofans were made specifically for it, in a joint project between Saturn of Russia and Snecma of France
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Kryazhev / Go to the photo bankThe Sukhoi Superjet 100’s flight deck also uses cutting edge foreign technology, with the avionics and cockpit displays provided by France’s Thales, and US company Honeywell.
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The Sukhoi Superjet 100’s flight deck also uses cutting edge foreign technology, with the avionics and cockpit displays provided by France’s Thales, and US company Honeywell.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander KryazhevUnfortunately, like many new designs, the SSJ100 project has been troubled by some minor setbacks including snags with its air conditioning systems, and landing gear and slat problems.
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Unfortunately, like many new designs, the SSJ100 project has been troubled by some minor setbacks including snags with its air conditioning systems, and landing gear and slat problems.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Kryazhev / Go to the photo bankMost of the Superjet’s fuselage and wings are made of conventional aluminum alloys.
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Most of the Superjet’s fuselage and wings are made of conventional aluminum alloys.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander KryazhevThe SSJ100’s landing gear was another component provided by a foreign supplier, Messier Dowty of Canada.
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The SSJ100’s landing gear was another component provided by a foreign supplier, Messier Dowty of Canada.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander KryazhevThe Sukhoi Superjet 100 faces fierce foreign competition from the likes of Bombardier’s C-Series, the Chinese Comac 919 and jets made by Brazil’s Embraer.
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The Sukhoi Superjet 100 faces fierce foreign competition from the likes of Bombardier’s C-Series, the Chinese Comac 919 and jets made by Brazil’s Embraer.
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