April 1, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft is pleased to announce that the first two Sukhoi Superjet 100 series aircraft have been delivered to the M.M. Gromov Flight Research Centre in Zhukovsky for Flight Certification Testing.
The two aircraft, Sukhoi Superjet 95001 and 95003 were flown from Komsomolsk to Zhukovsky via the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.
Both planes will continue the certification flight test campaign at the SCAC flight test center, which is furnished with a full set of test equipment and software packages required for flight data processing.
Conducting the certification test program at the flight centers is expected to accelerate the certification test program owing to better logistics of data processing and interaction with certification authorities.
"The schedule of the SSJ100 certification tests is truly tough," said Igor Vinogradov, First VP on Program Coordination, Su