28 Dec 2023 15:14

Rosaviatsia approves SJ-100 airframe modified for Russian systems

MOSCOW. Dec 28 (Interfax) - The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has approved the updated airframe of the SJ-100 aircraft as modified for the installation of Russian systems and assemblies, the press service of United Aircraft Corporation , part of Rostec, said.

Approval of this change allows for a switch to production of the SJ-100, an import-substituted version of the Sukhoi SuperJet 100, based on its serial design documentation, so that the first aircraft can be handed over and put into operation in 2024, UAC Deputy General Director for Civil Aviation - General Director of Yakovlev PJSC (MOEX: IRKT ) Andrey Boginsky said.

"The next important step in certification will be the approval of import-substituted systems and the PD-8 propulsion system as part of the aircraft. Taking into account the geography of our cooperation, we are working with our suppliers on this almost around the clock," Boginsky said.

A prototype of an import-substituted SJ-100 powered by Franco-Russian SaM146 engines first took to the air in August of this year. The first flight of a fully localized SJ-100 with Russian PD-8 engines is expected in early 2024, UAC head Yuri Slyusar said. The start of serial deliveries is expected in 2024, with Aeroflot the first recipient.