Analysis: Sukhoi’s regional jet SSJ100, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm

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21 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The first part of our analysis, published Monday, looked at Russia’s first effort to design and aircraft to penetrate the Western airplane market, Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ100). We concluded that the SSJ100 regional airliner was a good effort.

The aircraft was essentially a Russian airframe with Franco-Russian engines, Western systems and Western avionics. For aircraft that are delivered to Western airlines, it also has an Italian-designed/produced interior.

The aircraft has been in successful deployment with Interjet of Mexico and has now been ordered by CityJet of Dublin. After having looked at base characteristics of the aircraft/engine and also analysed the fuel consumption, we now continue with developing the Cash and Direct Operating Costs of the SSJ100. We compare it with the market leader in the 100 seats regional market, Embraer’s E190.


  • The SSJ100 is competitive on fuel costs compared to the E190.
  • Maintenance costs for SSJ100 is still hard to predict as there is still too limited operational experience.
  • Capital costs are lower for the SSJ100. This means that Direct Operating Costs, DOC, are attractive for the SSJ100.

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