These Superjets are the first passenger jet planes that are built after the formation of new Russia and also that is the first passenger plane of SU company which previously built only well known SU military jets. The 33rd airplane is being assembled currently in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. So today we can see how SSJ100 is built on the Far East of Russia.
It must be noted that assimilation of new equipment is always related to certain difficulties. Problems of the past need to be eliminated and the airplanes must be modernized. The main thing about Sukhoi is that its pilots and constructors love the vehicle. They are engaged in airplane construction and are very proud of it.
Assembly of a finished product occurs in nine sections. Here you can see the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth sections of the final assembly workshop. The first one is not seen as it is hidden behind the central airplane. Still the entire wonder starts at the first section. The fuselage will soon be enriched with doors and a fin.
However, assembly of an airplane is still the simplest thing. As later it is followed by a very complicated and critical activity related to wiring harness layout and repair of power supply system.
Employees work daily in three shifts and every shift about 300 workers are engaged in the working process.
Center section of an airplane. Outer wings will be attached to it at the second section. One fuel reservoir is located in the very center of it, two others – in the outer wings.
Total fuel reserves account for 12690 kg.
By the way, it took 25 years to manufacture 74 Tu-204s and 24 Il-96s. And 25 both experimental and production airplanes have been produced starting from 2008.
The forebody and afterbody sections are made in Novosibirsk. They reach Komsomolsk-on-Amur following a standard road.
Electric wiring and engines have always been taken as the main problem of domestic aviation industry. And it seems that today the problem has been solved. Superjet is actually a flying computer and has many more wires than regular airplanes. The entire length of the electric network amounts to dozens km. It takes much time and efforts first to assembly it and then to control the quality. The routine and monotonous work is mainly fulfilled by women.
Today the cable network is being modernized.
Seam sealing the of the vertical fin produced in Novosibirsk though without some elements of the systems. That is why sealing is required at some sites of the fin.
Fuselage assembly with wings occurs at the 2nd site.