Posted on: 02 February 2015 by Mark Howells
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has just begun the assembly of its 100th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft, which coincides with the tenth anniversary of its branch in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (KnAF), where the assembly is taking place.
SCAC will start on the 100th SSJ100 by assembling its fuselage, which was produced by the two branches of aviation holding company, ‘Sukhoi’: Gagarin KnAAZ in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Chkalov NAZ in Novosibirsk.
The aircraft is scheduled for delivery to the customer during the second quarter of 2015.
The KnAF facility, which opened on 1 February 2005, now supports 1,300 employees and is a leader in the number of manufactured civil aircraft on the territory of the Russian Federation.
SCAC president, Ilya Tarasenko, noted, “Ten years of the KnAF branch’s existence is a significant milestone in the history of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, and another step in Sukhoi Superjet 100 project development.”