Sukhoi Wants 100 Percent Local Content

Sukhoi Wants 100 Percent Local Content. The civil aircraft division of Sukhoi has yet to decide on the crucial issue of the power plant for its proposed 'Russified' Superjet 100.

The current Superjet fleet is equipped with the Franco-Russian PowerJet SaM146, with Snecma as the company's western partner in the company.

aviadvigatel pd-14 engine

Sukhoi Wants 100 Percent Local Content, pic: Aviadvigatel PD-14 Engine

But the fuselage is following a replacement program to create a version of the aircraft, the SSJ100R, with the highest national content. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft says it "continues to analyze the available options" for the engine, without specifying more.

Aviadvigatel has been developing the PD-14 family of engines and has proposed a smaller model, called PD-10, which is intended for aircraft such as the Superjet.

Sukhoi says that other key components to be replaced by the SSJ100R include the inertial navigation system and the auxiliary power unit, both provided by Honeywell, as well as the interior parts. Honeywell is a strong provider of the Superjet program, which produces several parts of Twinjet's avionics suite. The aircraft also presents structures of several other western companies. Safran manufactures the assemblies of the jet landing gear.

"Russian engineering and manufacturing companies are already invited to participate in the program [SSJ100R]," says the fuselage, adding that the first deliveries are scheduled for 2020.

Two Iranian airlines have signed preliminary agreements to take the "Russified" plane. The withdrawal of the United States government from a pact that raises sanctions related to nuclear power will restore restrictions on the supply of aircraft to Iran with a significant US content.