|Su-80 at MAKS Airshow, Zhukovski in 2001|
|First flight||4 September 2001|
|Primary user||Kazakh Federal Border Guards|
The Su-80 program was supposed to start in the late 1990s, but due to lack of funds, it was postponed for a few years. Finally, the combined Freight/Passenger Su-80GP was built as a prototype which would have started in early 1998 for its first flight. But again he program was delayed . The first flight of the prototype was at MAKS −2001 in Moscow issued Zhukovsky.
On the fourth September 2001 Igor Wotinzew started with the prototype, 82911, on his first flight. In early 2006, the Su-80 in the KnAAPO in Komsomolsk-on-Amur went into production.
The first model of the turboprop transporter Sukhoi S-80 was shown at the 46th Paris International Air and Space Show, 2005. The plane is being developed by Sukhoi OKB and the aircraft factory in Komsomolsk/Amur under the "konversija" program. The aircraft is intended to replace the An-24/26, An-28 and Yak-40, and to compete with the Antonov An-38 . The design of the machine is very similar to the Scaled Composites ATTT and the Rockwell OV-10. It has three lift-generating surfaces: the primary wings; two fins at the rear of the fuselage which join the booms to the fuselage; and the horizontal stabilizer which joins the two vertical fins at the rear of the booms. Two General Electric CT7-9B turboprop engines are housed in bays at the front of the tail booms.
The sleek hull offers space for 30 passengers, and a so-called "beaver-tail" cargo ramp is fitted at the rear of the fuselage, which allows for easy loading and unloading of cargo.
There are two different models of the Su-80. The four pre-series aircraft were of a short-fuselage design, while the fifth, sixth and seventh prototypes were stretched by 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in) allowing an extra row of passenger seats.
- S-80PC (Su-80GP) – Combination Passenger and Freight carrier
- S-80TC – light military troop transport
- S-80A – Air Ambulance
- S-80F – Fishery patrol
- S-80PT – (patrol transport) for the Russian Border Guards, can be armed with machine guns, light auto-cannon, rockets, bombs, and surveillance devices.
- S-80GE – Geological support
- Su-80GP-100 – Transporter
Eight aircraft from the second production (first definitive) batch are earmarked for delivery to customers.
Blagoveshchensk Airlines, ChukotAvia, Dalavia, the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski Aviation Enterprise, and Polar Airlines have all signed preliminary agreements for the acquirement of the type. The KnAAPO factory airline is expected to be the Su-80s first operator.
The Kazakhstan Border Guards have tentatively ordered ten Su-80s, while the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force, Jordanian Air Force, Malaysian Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Force have all expressed interest.
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 30 Passengers
- Length: 18.26 m (59 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 23.18 m (76 ft 4 in)
- Height: 5.74 m (18 ft 8 in)
- Wing area: 44.36 m² (477 ft)
- Empty weight: 8,350 kg (18,408 Ib)
- Useful load: 3,300 kg (2,730 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 14,200 kg (31,305 Ib)
- Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT7-9B turboprop, 1,305 kW (1,750 hp) each
- Never exceed speed: 575 km/h (358 mph, 311 knots)
- Maximum speed: 470 km/h (292 mph, 254 knots)
- Cruise speed: 430 km/h (267 mph, 232 knots)
- Range: 1,300 km with 30 passengers (700nmi) ()
- Service ceiling: 8,000 m (25 000ft(7600m))
- Takeoff Run (max takeoff weight,ISA,H=0,concrete runway) 830 m and landing (max landing weight,ISA,H=0,concrete runway) 530 m
- Wing and fuselage hardpoints for bombs, rockets, machine guns, and light autocannon.
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