Welcome to the Siberian Scientific Research Aviation Institute named after S. A. Chaplygin located in Novosibirsk which is the largest research center of aviation science in the east of Russia.
Its employees have a vast experience in assembling of such airplanes as An-2, A-57, Su-26 and Su-27, conducting structural testing for over 200 of various flying machines including Buran, Tu-204 and Su-27.
Here workers are busy with creation of regional airplane SSJ-100.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Â is a modern, fly-by-wire regional jet in the 75- to 95-seat category.
With development starting in 2000, the plane was designed by the civil aircraft division of the Russian aerospace company Sukhoi in co-operation with Western partners.
Its maiden flight was conducted on 19 May 2008 and the plane received its Interstate Aviation Committee certification in January 2011 with European Aviation Safety Agency certification expected in mid-2011. On 21 April 2011, the Superjet 100 performed its first commercial passenger flight, on the Armavia route from Yerevan to Moscow.
The tail fin is taken from Buran.