Long-range SSJ100 makes maiden flight

The first Sukhoi Superjet100 Long Range (SSJ100LR)performed its maiden flight on 12 February 2013.

The aircraft will start its full test programme in the nearest future, which will last for 3-4 months. After the tests are concluded, the resulting documentation will be submitted to IAC AR. The SSJ100LR is scheduled to receive certification in 2014.

The SSJ100LR maximum range is 4,578 km, compared with a range of 3,048 km for the basic SSJ100. The required runway length for the SSJ100LR is 2,052 metres.

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