|Su-80 at MAKS Airshow, Zhukovski in 2001|
|First flight||4 September 2001|
|Primary user||Kazakh Federal Border Guards|
On the 38th Air Show in Le Bourget in 1989, the first model of the turboprop transporter Sukhoi S-80 was shown. The plane is being developed by Sukhoi OKB and the aircraft factory in Komsomolsk / Amur under the "konversija" program. the aircraft was among other things to replace the numerous An-24/26, An-28 and Yak-40 designed and compete with the Antonov An-38 . The design of the machine is very similar to Burt Rutan's Advanced Technology Tactical Transport and the Rockwell OV-10 it has three lift-generating surfaces of which the two join the tailboom with the fuselage surface.
In the two tail booms the shaft turbine is housed. Both the 3000 WPS strong TWD-1500 and the 1750 WPS ever strong General Electric CT7 -9B were provided. The two rudders are linked by a elevator. The sleek hull for example, offers space for 30 passengers and a so-called "beaver-tail" tailgate is fitted, which allows for easy loading and unloading of loads.
For its first flight, the S-80 should already start in the late 1990's. due to lack of funds, the S-80 program 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.
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
Operational service 
Eight aircraft from the second production (first definitive) batch are earmarked for delivery to customers.
Commercial orders 
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.
Military orders 
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.
Specifications (Su-80GP) 
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 30
- Length: 18.26 m ()
- Wingspan: 23.18 m ()
- Height: 5.74 m ()
- Wing area: 44.36 m² ()
- Useful load: 3,300 kg (2,730 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 14,200 kg ()
- Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT7-9B turboprop, 1,305 kW (1,750 hp) each
- Never exceed speed: 470 km/h
- Maximum speed: 470 km/h
- Cruise speed: 430 km/h
- Range: 1,300 km with 30 passengers ()
- 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 mArmament
Wing and fuselage hardpoints for bombs, rockets, machine guns, and light autocannon.
- SSI-80 aerial navigation and indication system
- SBKV-P strapdown heading and altitude system
- SVS-80 aerial signals system
- ARK-M automatic radio compass
- A-076 radio altitude-sensing and speed-measuring system
- VIM-95C (VOR/ILS/SP/MRK) navigation and landing systems
- VND-94S(DME) radio range-finder
- SO-94R (UVD) radar responder
- 4205 airborne national identification responder
- RSBN-85C meteorological short-range navigation system
See also 
- Related lists
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