Peculiarities of the national aerophobia. Can we rely on “Sukhoi Superjet”?

Sergey Mamontov

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Accident of plane An-148 in the suburbs, as well as the publication of the first conclusions made by the experts of the Interstate aviation Committee, some caused rather nervous reaction close to panic.

AIPPI in its submission spoke in detail about the data obtained by the MAC in the analysis of the records of parametric “black box” of the An-148, and what they might mean. We also gave examples of similar emergency situations, known in the history of aviation.

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The telegram about the “seven incidents»

Ryal publications went the other way. Also telling about the data the POPPY, the journalists said that the same problems associated with the divergence speed readings from the aircraft commander and co-pilot, complained in early February, the pilots of SSJ 100 aircraft operated by Aeroflot. The journalists referred to the telegram of the Russian aviation authorities, which have at their disposal.

“From 4 to 5 February, when the flights in the Moscow air hub was complicated by the heavy snowfall at the airport of the Sheremetyevo there have been seven incidents involving aircraft of this type. On Board was fixed the discrepancy in speed readings from the aircraft commander and copilot. The incidents occurred in the run-up for takeoff or in the initial stage of climb. In all cases the crew stopped the takeoff or return to the aerodrome of departure. According to preliminary data, after inspection of the aircraft was discovered deposits of ice on the fuselage in front of the receiver air pressure. Ice formation can occur under conditions of heavy snowfall due to freezing of water flowing down from the front top of the fuselage and glass cockpit,” the journalists write.

“Everything, according to Rosaviation, in 2011 with the SSJ 100 has been 14 similar incidents related to the lack and inconsistency of testimony of the velocity, follows from the document. Based on the investigation of three incidents the cause of the problem was associated with the ingress of water into the receivers of the system of air signals. In one case, it was concluded that the omission of the crew of the vessel heating the PFA. The same problem was recorded in the MAC report on the causes of the crash of the An-148” — adds “Kommersant”.


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Ruining people is not beer…

Man, far from aviation, it may seem that it is a fatal design fault of the aircraft, which makes the life of people and the crew is threatened.

However, for similar reasons in February 1996 a Boeing 757 crashed under Puerto Plata, and in June 2009 A 330 crashed into the Atlantic ocean. The first disaster claimed 189 lives, the second 228, but neither in that nor in other case the question of the reliability of the liners were not. A key factor was the human factor, and not an incorrect speed reading.

All cases with SSJ 100, referred to, ended successfully, which once again confirms the above: the mere failure of the receivers of air pressure no kills. It only requires the pilot’s cool head and professional action in complex, but not catastrophic situation.

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“The warning system worked staff»

But why 4-5 February 2018 such cases, the SSJ 100 has occurred at once seven?

In these days Moscow has covered extreme snowfall, which capital does not remember for a long time. The receivers in question, as already mentioned, are very sensitive to different kinds of pollution (not only on the SSJ-100, but also on any other ships). When the snow goes to the wall, while the pilots are waiting for the “window” to take off, it may be a situation that the heating does not have time to cope with the onslaught of the elements.

And here is the time to contact the company “Sukhoi Civil aircraft”, commented the situation related to these incidents.

“Thanks to the reliable work of all systems of the SSJ100 aircraft designed to ensure maximum occupant safety in case of suspicion of the possibility of partial icing of speed sensors (in the document of the Federal air transport Agency: “misalignment of the indication of speed”), at an early stage of taxiing and start of roll is triggered the corresponding indicator. The system did not allow the plane to rise into the air, providing the main priority: the safety of passengers. That is the warning system of the aircraft SSJ100 WORKED in a regular mode”, — reads the statement of the GSS.


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The sensors tested even in the volcanic ash

We are talking about a kind of fatal failure that endangers the lives of passengers, but rather about the insurance, which works to prevent potentially dangerous situations.

Well, if you imagine that the situation began to develop not on the ground and in the air, when it enters the zone of icing?

In what is reported in the GSS: “Parking sensor system, air signals on the SSJ100 automatically enabled when you run one of the engines on the ground. The situation with the total loss of the indication of speed for a long time on the SSJ100 impossible constructively. Held at the stage of certification testing has proven that the system SSJ100 confidently cope with the icing. During certification testing of the SSJ100 aircraft speed sensors has been tested including in a situation of falling into a cloud of volcanic ash. The plane passed these tests, which was confirmed by the experts of AR IAC and EASA”.

Simply put, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 to the occurrence of such a situation is much better prepared than its predecessors and even some modern counterparts.


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Planes are build to fly

Criticism never hurt anyone. Someone may not like Boeing, some Airbus, someone not happy with “Antonov”, and someone points to the flaws of the SSJ100. This is normal.

But what I do not need to create panic where there was no reason.

Modern aircraft, both Russian and foreign production are built to provide the maximum level of safety for pilots and passengers. The crash today is almost always a tragic combination of several adverse factors, each of which by itself is not fatal.

It has become a cliché, but readers should remember that aviation is the safest mode of transport.

Sending the car into orbit with a dummy, Elon Musk secured on the dashboard the words “don’t panic!”. Very relevant now tip for anyone associated with domestic aviation.


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