The SSJ-NEW glider arrived in Novosibirsk for testing


The SSJ-NEW glider arrived in Novosibirsk for testing
The import-substituted SSJ-NEW glider, manufactured at the Irkut Corporation Production Center in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (part of PJSC UAC of Rostec State Corporation), arrived in Novosibirsk specifically for static testing. Certification process will take place in the department of fatigue and static strength tests of the Chaplygin Siberian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation (SibNIA).
Tests of the SSJ-NEW glider are carried out to confirm its static strength and determine safe operating conditions in accordance with the Aviation Regulations requirements. The tests are underway due to structural changes in the wing and fuselage of the aircraft, as well as installation of a Russian-made PD-8 engine and a new landing gear design.
"Today our Production Center in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is shipping the second SSJ-NEW glider for ground testing; the first glider was delivered to the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute last July. We plan to complete the first stage of static tests at SibNIA this fall. The results obtained along with the results of flight tests will be used for certification of the aircraft in a new import-substituted version. We also intend to receive appropriate approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency for major design changes by the end of 2023," said Andrey Boginskiy, Deputy General Director for Civil Aviation of the UAC, General Director of Irkut Corporation.
During the first phase of static testing at SibNIA the wing, fuselage, landing gear attachment points, and pylon and attachment points of the PD-8 engine will be tested for various types of loads.
The SSJ-NEW is manufactured under the import substitution program and will be another model in the SuperJet family operated currently by airlines.

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