Sukhoi ‘s civil aircraft division is playing down the likelihood of near-term emergence for a stretched Superjet, although the proposal remains under examination.
Sukhoi Superjet 100
It says that a Superjet featuring “increased passenger capacity” is “running through the project definition study”. But it indicates that there is no pressure to develop the aircraft. “The first prototype might be presented to the market in a few years,” it says.
It has not stated the probable accommodation of such an aircraft. Russian authorities have pointed to potential demand for a 130-seat aircraft to address a capacity gap between the 98-seat Superjet 100 and the 150-seat Irkut MC-21.