The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft successfully went through additional certification trials on expanding operational conditions at the high altitude airports. Trials involved SSJ100 flight prototype MSN95004 and took place in the airport of Toluca, Mexico, from 14 to 30 September 2011. The airport is located at the altitude of 2,580 meters over the sea level. The aircraft came back to airfield of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, on October 10, 2011.
Extensive ground and flight tests proved the proper functioning of the aircraft systems, equipment, engines and APU and confirmed declared takeoff and landing aircraft performances.
In Toluca the SSJ100 aircraft was also shown to the president and management of Interjet Airlines of Mexico which ordered 15 such aircraft in January 2011.
The report on the additional high altitude trials is being completed. It will be submitted to the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee to get Supplement to the SSJ100 Type Certificate.
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