The second of four SSJ100 prototypes SN95003 took to the skies on December 24, thus joining the flight test program started earlier this year.
The aircraft took off from the factory runaway and safely landed after a successful 2h 30min. flight at the altitude up to 6000 m.
The airplane performed traditional stability and handling quality as well as systems’ checks in accordance with the first flight assignment. SSJ100 SN95003 was captained by Leonid Chikunov, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft test pilot, who flew with Nikolai Pushenko, also a test pilot. “With a number of software modifications introduced on SN95003 basing on the results of the flight envelope evaluations done on the first prototype, the aircraft demonstrate