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Su-80
Su-80 at MAKS Airshow, Zhukovski in 2001
Role Transport
Manufacturer Sukhoi
(KnAAPO)
First flight 4 September 2001
Status Production
Primary user Kazakh Federal Border Guards
Number built 8

The Sukhoi Su-80 (formerly known as the Sukhoi S-80) is a Russian twin-turboprop, twin-boom STOL transport aircraft.

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Variants

There are two different models of the Su-80. The four pre-series aircraft were of a short-fuselage design, while the fifth, sixth and seventh prototypes were stretched by 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in) allowing an extra row of passenger seats.[1]

Operational service

S-80 (rear view) at Zhukovski in 2003

Eight aircraft from the second production (first definitive) batch are earmarked for delivery to customers.[1]

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Commercial orders

Blagoveshchensk Airlines, ChukotAvia, Dalavia, the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski Aviation Enterprise, and Polar Airlines have all signed preliminary agreements for the acquirement of the type.[1] The KnAAPO factory airline is expected to be the Su-80s first operator.[1]

Military orders

The Kazakhstan Border Guards have tentatively ordered ten Su-80s, while the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force, Jordanian Air Force, Malaysian Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Force have all expressed interest.[1]

Specifications (Su-80GP)

Data from Sukhoi[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 30
  • Length: 18.26 m ()
  • Wingspan: 23.18 m ()
  • Height: 5.74 m ()
  • Wing area: 44.36 m² ()
  • Useful load: 3,300 kg (2,730 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 14,200 kg ()
  • Powerplant:General Electric CT7-9B turboprop, 1,305 kW (1,750 hp) each

Performance

Avionics

  • SSI-80 aerial navigation and indication system
  • SBKV-P strapdown heading and altitude system
  • SVS-80 aerial signals system
  • ARK-M automatic radio compass
  • A-076 radio altitude-sensing and speed-measuring system
  • VIM-95C (VOR/ILS/SP/MRK) navigation and landing systems
  • VND-94S(DME) radio range-finder
  • SO-94R (UVD) radar responder
  • 4205 airborne national identification responder
  • RSBN-85C meteorological short-range navigation system

See also

Related lists

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Air International, August 2006: "Pre-series Su-80GP First Flight"
  2. ^ "Sukhoi Company website". http://www.sukhoi.org/eng/planes/civil/su-80/characteristic/. Retrieved 2007-01-12.  

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