ZHUKOVSKY, RUSSIA – Due to the ongoing and dreadful corona pandemic, unfortunately many airshows are canceled worldwide this Spring and Summer. We are therefore sharing a lot of awesome and badass airshow moments every weekend in the coming months from the past airshow seasons – especially for our readers to enjoy during these difficult times we are going through. Like this awesome video by our Chief Editor and YouTuber Jerry Taha of Sukhoi’s new passenger aircraft – the Superjet 100. Watch as the Superjet 100 performs an impressive demo during the MAKS 2019 airshow at Zhukovsky International Airport, southeast of Moscow.
Sukhoi Superjet 100
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 or SSJ100 is a regional jet designed by Sukhoi, a division of the United Aircraft Corporation. Its development started in 2000. It made its maiden flight on May 19, 2008 and its 1st commercial flight on April 21, 2011 with Armavia, a former airline from Armania.
The 46–49 t (101,000–108,000 lb) plane typically seats 87 to 98 passengers and is powered by two 77 to 79 kN (17,000 to 18,000 lbf) PowerJet SaM146 turbofans, developed by a joint venture between French Safran and Russian NPO Saturn.
By May 2018, a total of 127 Superjets were in service and by September the fleet had logged 300,000 revenue flights and 460,000 hours. The plane has recorded 3 hull loss accidents and 86 deaths as of May 2019.
(Head image: Jerry Taha)