SSJ100 receives certification for narrow runway operations

Russia’s Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) has certified that the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) can be operated on narrow, 30 metre wide runways.

The certification programme ran from February until March 2014 and consisted of two stages: simulation and flight tests. Two test aircraft took part in flight tests, which were performed at Ramenskoe aerodrome near Moscow and at Karlovy Vary International Airport in the Czech Republic where the runway is 30 metres wide.

Tests, including simulation of aircraft functional systems’ failure as well as rejected takeoffs, demonstrated that the SSJ100 can to take off and land successfully on the narrow runway, whether it is dry or wet.

This Supplemental Type Certificate will allow SSJ100 operators to increase the number of possible destinations as part of current ground air transport infrastructure.

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