7 Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Posted on July 9, 2012 by team

The Chkalov factory is one of the largest plane building enterprises in Russia, a part of the “Sukhoi” group of companies. Apart from the state defence order since 2004 the factory has been working on the project Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSj-100) together with Russian and foreign partners. It produces nose and rear sections of main bodies, horizontal and vertical tails.

In 2007 the factory began to introduce modern equipment for mechanical processing of Sukhoi Superjet 100 details.

Each component has its place…

…and its certificate…

Preparing for the mechanical work.

After the processing this metal plate will turn into a panel of a liner.

The metal is put into the processing centre Handtmann.

Ready panel can be used for assembly.

Drilling-riveting press «Broetie» is used for riveting of large liner panels. It minimizes manual work of assemblers.

Despite the automation of many production processes, good assemblers are still in high demand.

Riveting of the liner cabin


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7 Responses to “Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    Lean manufacturing (“Toyotism”) is a postmodern form of exploitation of workers. A small, secure core of full-time well-paid professional workers and a large mass of part-time throwaway, nonunion, faceless proletarians. Anything outside of the bloated, white-shirted management can be considered “waste” subject to elimination if the customer wrinkles his eyebrow. Of course, I’m generalizing but the evidence is all around. Toyotism (or Fordism or lean manufacturing) was instituted in post-War Japan and Germany by American occupiers seeking to smash unions which were/are seen to be fertile soil for communists, socialists, and radicals.

  2. I am I says:

    SS100 – is this the one which just had crashed into Mount Salak two months ago?

    • Tovarich Volk says:

      Yes it was, and I believe the crash was caused by pilot error. –Hopefully because of this, it won’t scare away prospective customers for SSJ-100

  3. Hugh says:

    So what’s wrong with smashing unions?

    As I recall, the unions in America had the government in their pockets and ran the country.

    Al Capone had more power than the the president – and was never prosecuted for racketeering, but foe tax!

    The worst companies to work for are those run by workers, not management. The ex-workers know all the scams, and make sure those that they employ never get to enjoy them, and wield much sharper whips than any manager.

    They soon learn that you cannot run a factory that wastes money – and they want the money in their pockets at least as much as managers… probably more so, since they think it is theirs by right, since they were ‘workers’ and ‘earned it’.

  4. meatandtwoveg says:

    “just-in-time” manufacturing is a joke. The only people who believe in that working are the bean counters. no stock = unplanned delays. no trade union = arbitrary firing of employees. Don’t gut your manufacturing like they did in the UK.

    • I am I says:

      Agree in general, but in countries where trade unions in fact rule the factories, it’s not last long – they are shorty become uncompetitive and bankrupt.

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