Sukhoi traditions: SSJ100 special livery for Atlas Jet and Centre-South Airlines
Leading aircraft developer and manufacturer, design bureau "Sukhoi" celebrates its 75-th birthday in July 2014. On 29 of July 1939 design bureau was founded, and Pavel Sukhoi was appointed Chief Engineer.
On the threshold of "Sukhoi" jubilee celebration it was decided to give the aircraft the name of Sergey Melnikov, Hero of Russia.
Sergey Melnikov took part in design and development of new aircraft and also performed flight tests of Su-17, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30, Su-34, Su-35, Su-33.
Pavel Sukhoi's work had huge impact over Russian aircraft industry. Every year design bureau "Sukhoi" strengthens its leading positions as leading developer and manufacturer of both military and civil aircraft.
Today "Su" aircraft and their modifications are more than 60% of frontline Russian Air Force and also the "Su" fighters are in the armies of more than 30 countries worldwide and are delivered to South-East Asia, Latin America and Middle East. More than 100 aircraft types were created and more than 60 of them were in serial production. Total number of produced aircraft surpasses 10000. More than 50 world records were made on "Su" fighters.
In 2000 Sukhoi Company established JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" aimed at creation civil aircraft. Design bureau "Sukhoi" played important role in first modern Russian civil aircraft RRJ-95 (Sukhoi Superjet 100) creation.
SSJ100 (MSN 95015) is second aircraft of this type in the fleet of "Center-South". On 21 of March 2014 first SSJ100 (MSN 95012) was delivered to the Customer and the very next day it started to perform charter flights, the first took NASA delegation to "Baikonur".
SSJ100 were delivered to first Customers in 2011. Today regional jet Sukhoi Superjet 100 is present in fleet of 5 Russian carriers such as Aeroflot, Yakutia, Moskovia, Gazprom Avia and Center-South and in 3 foreign carriers - Interjet (Mexico), Sky Aviation (Indonesia) and Lao Central (Laos). SSJ100 performed more 27 000 commercial flights and more 40 000 flight hours.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (CJSC)
The SSJ100 is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. All models of the Sukhoi Superjet family are equipped with the same engine, two SaM 146 turbofans produced by PowerJet, a joint venture between Snecma and Saturn.Today the SSJ100 is certified by multiple National Aviation Authorities: European EASA, Russian IAC AR and Mexican, Laos and Indonesian Civil Aviation Authorities. In 2011 the first production SSJ100 entered into service.