Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

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.

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

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

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Each component has its place…

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

…and its certificate…

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Preparing for the mechanical work.

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

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

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

The metal is put into the processing centre Handtmann.

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Ready panel can be used for assembly.

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

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

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

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

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Riveting of the liner cabin

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Cabin frame assembly

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Corridor

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Assembly of the fuselage rear.

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Horizontal tail assembly

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Final assembly of the nose tail

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Operators of the processing centre

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Horizontal tail frame

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Components are to be painted

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

In 2008 the factory launched the program of lean production, this experience was adopted from such industrial giants as Toyota and Boeing.

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Endurance testing of SSJ-100

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

Sukhoi Superjet 100 — a Russian short-haul air liner. Planes of Sukhoi SuperJet-100 group are intended for the flying range up to 4400 km.

Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100

The first flight of the prototype was performed in May, 2008, the plane was put into service in April, 2011.

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7 thoughts on “Production of Sukhoi Superjet 100”

  1. 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.

    • 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

  2. 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’.

  3. “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.

    • 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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