7 Assembly Of Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Komsomolsk-On-Amur

Assembly Of Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Komsomolsk-On-Amur

Today we’ll witness the process of a new Russian regional aircraft SSJ 100 (Sukhoi Superjet) construction carried out by employees of an aviation industrial institution located in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (hereinafter referred to as KnAAPO).

SSJ 100 is the first Russian passenger aircraft used for short-haul flights put into production after the downfall of the USSR.

This time a Russian aviation company invited 30 leading foreign companies to participate in the development of the project.

No country in the world can construct civil airplanes on its own without participation of partners from other countries.

Thus, in production of Airbus and Boeing they use Russian titanium items.

Specialists from France, Germany, Spain, USA, England, Japan and China participate in the process of the airbus construction.

Project of the SSJ 100 was made in Russia.

It uses French avionics, fuel flow system and chassis, English arm-chairs, German life-support system, Swiss engine vibration pickups, etc.

An aircraft is a very complex unit. It is impossible to take the best foreign parts and assemble a plane that will fly at once. Electronics, hydraulics and avionics need to be united in an aircraft in the necessary way.

Front part of the fuselage and the empennage is made in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Assembly of fuselage panels.

Fuselage, centre wings are assembled in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Final assembly also takes place in Russia.

Line of panel assembly. Production area 32.

The aircraft is painted in Ulyanovsk. Static and other important trials were held by the leading Russian institutions.

Left panel.

KnAAPO produces three central parts of the fuselage, outer wings and engine pylons.


Line of fuselage production.


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7 Responses to “Assembly Of Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Komsomolsk-On-Amur”

  1. Verto says:

    Why NTSB and FAA does not certified Russian and Soviet made airplanes ? just because of the control of aviation market ! ! ! ! ! ! !Russian planes has good quality and less price,so open up the “market economy” and let the best to survive ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    • Hirsh says:

      Who says the SSJ100 isn’t going to get FAA cert over politics? Superjet International Is pursuing EASA cert first, which has been slipping since last year when they expected it, with FAA cert to follow. That’s their priority, not the FAA crushing them under their jack booted heel for political reasons.


      Aviation Week, Oct. 10th 2011

      “SuperJet International, a joint venture headquartered in Venice, Italy, and owned 51% by Alenia Aeronautica (a Finmeccanica company) and 49% by Sukhoi Holding, is in charge of the marketing, sales, customization and delivery of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Japan. It is also responsible for training and worldwide after-sales support, as well as the design and development of VIP and cargo variants.”

      “Logli admits that the Russian aerospace industry has a poor reputation for customer service and after-sales support, and explained that SuperJet’s role is to bring Western standards to bear. It plans to develop maintenance, repair and overhaul support for VIP and airline Superjets, perhaps with Comlux at Le Bourget, Paris, as well as in the U.S., probably in Florida so as to serve both South and North America.”

      “The next challenge facing the Superjet program is winning EASA certification for the airliner. This is expected before the end of the year, said Logli, with certification by the end of next year for the long-range version. STCs for the VIP version’s extra fuel tanks are expected in the first quarter of 2014. The question of FAA certification must also be addressed in the next few months, Logli said.”

    • Hirsh says:

      Kinda of depressing to see how many Russians project their own governments self serving tactics onto the rest of the world too…

      What Sukhio is doing is the way forward to a successful world class Russia economy. Not this whiny conspiracy crap, seeing enemies everywhere, and not taking responsibility for why you’re not taken so serious in the international commercial aviation sector. Sukhio gets it.

  2. J. Doe says:

    It looks like the plane is made out of tiny sheets of metal stitched together. Is that how they make airplanes in the rest of the world?

    • Hola! says:

      Yes, the smooth surfaces of the planes are made of many pieces. The scaffold is made out of the whole pieces of aluminum and other alloys carved with drills and laser, not stamped, so the internal tensions are minimal. Sukhoi production is in the same Boeing-developed technological scheme as also only AirBus has. Only this jet as opposed to AirBus is for the regional flights, so it’s small. There are some innovations, such as cold parts of the engines, developed by Sukhoi to inject the fuel in economic way, as well as all the hardwire, whereas the hot part are developed in joint efforts of Russia, Italy and France. It’s a good plane, this time the salon is well designed to take a good care of passengers’ comfort.

    • Hirsh says:

      If they are made of metal, yes. How did you think they make them?

  3. Gektor says:

    Nice, good to see production.
    Hope it’s a success!

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