Assessing the SSJ100 future

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Introduction
Feb. 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Sukhoi is Russia’s attempt at reentering the commercial airliner business. The SSJ100 regional jet is, by most accounts, an attractive

SSJ100 in CityJet colors. CityJet is one of two Western operators for the Russian-made airplane. Photo: Superjet International.

and efficient aircraft. But it’s hampered by erratic production and questionable product support (largely due to the overhang of the Putin politics). The aircraft was grounded briefly in December when a fatigue issue was found in the tail section during a routine inspection.
Summary
  • Nearly 100 SSJ100s are in service.
  • Two key Western customers.
  • Small customers base.
  • Captive Russian customers.

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