The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) has been developed by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, in partnership with the Leonardo Company, to meet the growing demand of commercial airlines around the world to bridge the gap between regional and mainline markets.
Sukhoi Holding is one of the most renowned Russian aviation companies, and Leonardo Company is one of the foremost names in the Italian aviation industry.
Sukhoi is Russia’s major aircraft holding company, employing more than 25,000 people. 100% of stock of the Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company (JSC) belongs to the United Aircraft Corporation (JSC).
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a narrow body, twin engine regional jet that can accomodate up to 108 passengers. The jetliner was designed by Sukhoi in cooperation with foreign partners.
Front fuselage view of the Sukhoi Superjet 100
The SSJ100 is the first 100-seat jet with a full fly-by-wire (FBW) system, designed to optimize handling, reduce flight crew workload, and maximize fuel efficiency.
Two models are available, the basic aircraft, with a range of 1,645 nm, and a long-range version capable of flying 2,470nm. Overall length is 98' 3".
Its twin SaM-146 engines are designed and produced by the French-Russian firm PowerJet.
The Superjet 100 can seat from 87 to 108 passengers.
Its first flight was in May 2008, and today competes with the Bombardier C-Series and the Embraer E-jet line as well as the Antonov An-148.
The airliner is in service with a number of airlines, including Aeroflot, CityJet, Interjet, Yamal, Azimuth, and others.
As of July of 2019, over 172 Superjet airliners have been delivered, with more on order.
Photos of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Airliner