EASA certifies the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95B)

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued on Friday 3 February 2012 to the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) a Type Certificate for the RRJ-95B known as Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft. This EASA certificate recognises that SCAC has demonstrated compliance for this aircraft with the EASA Type Certification Basis with applicable airworthiness and environmental requirements.

The SSJ 100 has become the first Russian passenger aircraft to be certified by EASA since the Agency's creation in 2003. The EASA certificate is a validation of the certificate issued in January 2011 by the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register (IAC AR). The EASA Type certification is a prerequisite to the first delivery to international airline customers. It allows the European airlines as well as those airlines operating in countries which use EASA regulations as a reference to operate the SSJ100 aircraft.

Patrick Goudou, EASA Executive Director said: “This is a great achievement. I am particularly proud of the successful cooperation demonstrated by SCAC, IAC AR and EASA certification teams in dealing with this programme which is the result of a strong international partnership”.

The SSJ 100 is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by SCAC, in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi. Along with key international aircraft systems suppliers, the SSJ100 is powered by the Powerjet SaM146 engine which received EASA certification in June 2010. Powerjet is a joint venture between NPO Saturn of Russia and Snecma of France. The operating range for the basic version of the aircraft is 3,048 km. There are already currently 6 SSJ100 in service with Armavia of Armenia and Aeroflot of Russia.

The EASA Type Certificate will be officially handed over to SCAC on 24 February 2012 at IAC AR Headquarters in Moscow.