Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company continues work on the business version of its Superjet 100 regional airliner. Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ) deliveries should start in 2014. The key differences from the Sukhoi Super Jet 100/95LR baseline include extra fuel cells in the cargo hold, integrated airstairs, and a sitcom system.
SCAC presentation revealed at the RUBAA conference at Gidroaviasalon 2012 earlier this month says that three main variants will be available: VIP (eight passengers), ministerial (19) and corporate (38).
The VIP variant will have a range of 7,880 km (4,250 nm), against 7,415 km (4,000 nm) for the ministerial and 6,450 km (3,500 nm) for the corporate version. All three will have a maximum cruise speed of M0.81 and a maximum operating altitude of 12,190 m (40,000 ft).
Thanks to the baseline aircraft’s five-abreast economy seat layout, the SBJ cabin is wider than any clean-sheet business jets and even some corporate models based on regional passenger airliners. The largest-cabin business aircraft designed from scratch, the Gulfstream G650 and Bombardier Global 6000, offer a cabin volume of 60.54 cu.m. and 60.60 cu.m., respectively. Bombardier is planning two more Global models, to enter the market in 2016 and 2017. Whereas the Global 8000 will have a slightly bigger cabin volume at 63.32 cu.m., the Global 7000’s cabin is going to measure 74.67 cu.m. Embraer’s E-190-based Lineage 1000 has a cabin volume of 115.67 cu.m. The SBJ however will be even more spacious than that, at 118.7 cu.m. Only the Boeing Business Jet and Airbus Corporate Jet can offer greater cabin space.
The SBJ’s wide cabin allows for a variety of layouts. The typical VIP configuration has two zones in the forward cabin: one features a three-seat sofa and two club seats, the other – the business zone - has six club seats with tables. A partition separates the forward area from the office space with a desk and three seats. Behind another partition, in the aft portion, is the rest area with a twin bed and two seats.
The ministerial layout offers virtually the same rest room composition; the port-side cabinet in the office area is replaced with a five-seat sofa, and the forward zone has 15 three-abreast seats.
The corporate version’s forward cabin is similar to the VIP version, the only exception being that the business area has eight club seats. The forward cabin is partitioned from the aft section, which has 24 four-abreast seats.
SBJs will be outfitted at the Russian-Italian joint venture SuperJet International in Venice. It will be receiving "green" airframes from SCAC for finishing work and the installation of VIP interiors under an EASA supplementary type certificate. SCAC says this division of labour will help speed up the certification program.
Launch customer Comlux however will have its SBJs outfitted in the recently inaugurated Comlux America customization centre in Indianapolis. Comlux has two SBJs on order and an option for a further two. The SBJ list price stands at $50 million.
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