Vladislav Filev: SuperJet will be "the problem child"
Source: Site "dp
Translated by Igor Cherkasov,
The company "Civil airplanes
of Sukhoi" expects to sell till 2024 about 800
copies of new liner SSJ-100 presentation of a pre-production model of which has
passed today in
71 order on it is already made. 30 SSJ are intended for "Aeroflot", 6 - for airline "Daljavia", 15 – “AiRUnion”, 10 - "Ilyushin Finans Ko." and 10 more - for the first foreign buyer - Italian carrier ItAli. Probably, Hungarian airline “Malev” becomes the next customer. But not all carriers want to order beforehand the machine, which else even never was take-off in air.
On the International
aerospace show, MAKS-
Vladislav Feliksovich, is created impression, that development of SSJ lags behind the schedule. There were the statements that the airplane will fly up in the beginning of this year.
It’s truly. Before the trip
on an air show (MAKS-2007 - dp
That is they are late?
Though the head of Federal agency of the industry has told, that the schedule of release SSJ-100 is observed …
I to you shall tell that such the schedule. That the assembled airplane after his roll outing to certificate, it is necessary two years. It approximately as to the woman to give birth, it is necessary nine months. It is possible to give birth and for seven, but it will be the problem child.
If on September, 26 they will roll out him (the conversation was occurred in August, 2007 - dp.ru) in any case it is necessary two years that there was a series?
Yes, after the first flight it is necessary two years.
What machines you will replace with long range Boeing-787 on which you have already made the order?
Now at us seven airplanes
А-310 are in operation. So we shall precisely replace seven
airplanes by liners Boeing-
As much expensive for S7 leasing of airplanes Airbus and Boeing?
It pays off. An example:
Why you do not buy Russian Il-96?
We do not accept in him the cost of a passenger place on one kilometer of flight. I am interested only with this parameter. This cost is not comparable with Il-86 or А-310. This cost is not comparable and with Boeing-767.
We would fly, but this plane is not so effective in fact. "Aeroflot", our senior brother, reduces them too.
Is it difficult to lease the western airplanes?
It is very difficultly. There are many nuances about which I cannot speak.
S7 many criticize for last year's losses, speak, those prospects of the company are foggy. Is it so?
I shall tell to you fairly: our company is in good condition.
Will you take airplanes SSJ or An-148?
You know, this airplane is slightly small for us. It is other niche. We like airplanes with 150 places.
You can wish something the Russian designers of planes?
I can. But designers have never listen pilots.