Sukhoi Superjet 130

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Superjet 130NG
Role Regional jet airliner
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association
Designer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft
United Aircraft Corporation
Status Planned for a 2020 introduction

The Sukhoi Superjet 130 (Russian: Сухой Суперджет 130) also known as Superjet NG is a planned modern, fly-by-wire narrow-body medium-range jet airliner to be developed by Sukhoi and United Aircraft Corporation.[1] The design is based on the Sukhoi Superjet 100, with a seating capacity expected to be in the 130 - 145 seat category. It is designed to compete internationally with the Bombardier CSeries, the Airbus A319, and smaller models of Boeing 737NG.[2] A smaller version, seating 115 passengers, will be developed, by Sukhoi, as SuperJet Stretch.[1]

Development[edit]

In 2011 Russia’s ministry of industry and trade published its views for the development of an advanced commercial plane in its MPT Report in 2011. This was the beginning of the SSJ 130NG.[3]

The SSJ 130NG will have an aluminum fuselage[4] and use composite materials for its wings which includes the center section, elevator and rudder. Sukhoi believes that the new materials will weigh 15 to 20 percent less than it does on other commercial planes, increase the plane's service life by 20 to 30 percent, reduce the plane's operating costs by 10 to 12 percent, and reduce energy consumption during the plane's manufacturing by 10 to 15 percent.[3] Fuselage plugs will give the SSJ 130NG a greater length. The Superjet NG will derive Irkut MS-21’s composite wing and engines of the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G family (instead of Aviadvigatel PD-14).[1] Some SSJ 100 suppliers might be ousted from the SSJ 130NG.[5]

Its development has been re-confirmed in August 2012.[6] The financing of the Superjet NG project will be started in 2016. The first serial Superjet NG should be put into operation in 2020.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Superjet NG
Cockpit crew 2
Seating capacity 145 (1-class, dense)
130 (1-class, standard)
120 (2-class, standard)
Seat pitch 30 in (1-class, dense), 32 in (1-class, standard)
36 & 32 in (2-class, standard)
Fuselage max diameter 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
Cabin width 3.236 m (127.4 in)
Cabin height 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in)
Aisle width 51 cm (20 in)
Seat width 46.5 cm (18.3 in)
Volume bins per passenger 0.07 m3 (2.5 cu ft)
Engine (x 2) 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW1000G

2 x Aviadvigatel PD-10

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Russia will start the production of Sukhoi SuperJet NG in 2019-2020 ruaviation.com, 2 August 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Russia plans to build a new airliner bigger than the Sukhoi Superjet — RT". Rt.com. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b Vladimir Karnozov. "Superjet’s 130NG Stretch To Feature Composite Wing | Aviation International News". Ainonline.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Russia and Italy planning new 130-seat regional jet". Flightglobal.com. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Russia-now". Russia-now.info. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  6. ^ "UAC to Build New 140-Seat Airliner | Business | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lake, Jon. "Russia's Regional Jet". Air International, Vol. 78, No. 5, May 2010, pp. 54–60. Stamford, UK: Key Publishing. ISSN 0306-5634.