SSJ-New Aircraft to have Russian-made engine
In addition to the engine, work on the SSJ-New involves replacing key foreign systems with domestic ones.
According to the Russian state technology corporation Rostec, the import-substituted Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-New) aircraft will be equipped with a Russian-made PD-8 aircraft engine and important foreign equipment will be replaced with local ones.
In a statement, the company disclosed that "in addition to the engine, work on the SSJ-New involves replacing key foreign systems with domestic ones. We understand where we are going, there is a plan of action. The launch of a series of import-substituted versions is a priority task for the near future."
Rostec highlighted that important progress was made in developing the PD-8.
The Russian Trade Ministry announced on Tuesday that the PD-8 engine will be approved in 12-14 months. The national aviation sector, according to the government, is now aiming for maximum import substitution of all systems.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, a part of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation, created the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet. It is intended to transport 98 passengers over a distance of approximately 4,400 kilometers (2,734 miles). The aircraft had its first flight in May 2008 and entered commercial service in 2011.
The most recent wave of EU sanctions imposed on Russia in response to its military operation in Ukraine prohibited the sale of aircraft and parts to Russian firms and required European leasing companies to return any leased aircraft to Russia. Cirium analytics firm estimates that Russia has 980 passenger jets in operation, 515 of which are leased from foreign lessors.