Posted on: 24 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Patrick Goudou, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has handed over the EASA Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 to the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Russain certifying body, Interstate Aviation Committee, in Moscow.
EASA issued Type Certificate A-176 for the SSJ100 on 3 February 2012. The aircraft type is the first Russian passenger aircraft certified according to EASA CS-25.
This EASA certification is the result of vast certification campaign performed by EASA, IAC AR and SCAC in association with certification centres, Alenia Aermacchi (former Alenia Aeronautica) and key aircraft systems suppliers.
The European validation programme included several dedicated flight and ground tests. In particular the EASA pilots went through numerous sessions on the SSJ100 “iron bird” integrated simulator and participated in 45 certification flights (for a total duration of about 70 flight hours) to prove the safety and inflight performance of the aircraft in any situation.
“We sincerely thank our colleagues from the EASA and IAC AR for their support,” remarked Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, president of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. “The European certification is key milestone in getting worldwide recognition of our aircraft which will open up new perspectives for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 in the international markets.”
Photo shows: Patrick Goudou, executive director of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) presenting the certificate to Mikhail Pogosyan, president of Sukhoi’s parent United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), while Tatyana Anodina, chairman Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) applauds.