LAOS, 20 de diciembre de 2012.- Ayer 19 de diciembre de 2012, el Departamento de Aviación Civil del Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte de la República Democrática Popular de Laos, ha emitido la Certificación Tipo para el avión del fabricante Sukhoi Superjet100 (RRJ-95B). Esta certificación reconoce que cumple con los requisitos de la Autoridad Civil de Aviación de Laos, permitiendo que la aeronave pueda operar sin restricciones en su espacio aéreo.
Laos Certified Sukhoi Superjet 100
"We are glad that Sukhoi Superjet 100 has been recognized by the countries of the Southeast Asia. This will allow SCAC to deliver the aircraft to Laos", said Igor Vinogradov, SCAC First Vice-President for Development and Certification.
In March 2011 Laos air carrier Lao Central (earlier Phongsavanh) and JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company" signed a contract for delivery of three Sukhoi Superjet 100. The first delivery is expected in early 2013.
In January 2011 the SSJ100 obtained the Type Certificate by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR. In February 2012 the aircraft achieved the EASA Type Certificate, followed by the validation of Mexican Aviation Authorities in April 2012. In November 2012 Sukhoi Superjet 100 Certificate Type was validated by the Indonesian authorities.
The SSJ100 is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. The Company's shareholders are the Sukhoi Holding owing 75% – 1 share and the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects. SCAC is in charge of the aircraft production. The company is also responsible for SSJ100 sales in Russia, the CIS, China, India, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Moscow, SCAC has several production branches seated in Russian cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the Company's major project.