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Sukhoi Su-80: specs, price, pictures, and details. Sukhoi Su-80 is a twin-engined take-off and touchdown (STOL) double-engined aircraft which is mainly used for cargo and passenger transportation. It was designed and developed jointly by Sukhoi Company (JSC) and the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO), Russia. The aircraft can accommodate two crew (pilots and co-pilots) and cargo weighing 3,300 kg.
The first flight was accomplished on September 4, 2001. A total of eight Sukhoi Su-80 aircraft currently operate throughout the world. Sukhoi Su-80 can fly both throughout the day or night and bad climate condition on commuter and regional air routes. This is certified according to the AP-25 airworthiness standard for transport aircraft.
Sukhoi Su-80 has three variants, namely Sukhoi Su-80GP, Sukhoi Su-80PT and Sukhoi Su-80TD. Sukhoi Su-80GP is a cargo or passenger aircraft. Sukhoi Su-80PT, is a patrol or transport aircraft that is used for national land and sea border operations that can transmit high-quality relevant data to earth stations, free smoke alarm and destroy intruders. And Sukhoi Su-80TD is a troop carrier or military cargo aircraft that may be used to conduct parachute training, perform casevac/ medevac missions and execute other special missions.
Sukhoi Su-80 Engine
Sukhoi Su-80 is powered by two General Electric CT7-9B turboprop engines in the bay at the front of the boom. The length and diameter of the machines are 2.43 m and 0.73 m, respectively. Each machine has six stages of compressor and a dry weight of 366kg. Each machine can produce 1.305 kW of electric power. The machine has been designed to be very reliable and increase operational availability, thereby reducing overall costs.
The Sukhoi Su-80 can fly at a maximum speed of 470km/ hour. The cruise speed is 430 km/ hour. The height and ceiling of Sukhoi Su-80 services are 6,000 m and 8,000 m respectively. The normal range and ferries of each aircraft are 1,300 km and 3,250 km. This aircraft weighs around 3,300 kg and the maximum takeoff weight is 14,200 kg.
Sukhoi Su-80 Cabin
Sukhoi Su-80 has a comfy 27m3 cabin. The spacious and comfy cabin can accommodate pilots, co-pilots and 30 passengers with more legroom for all passengers. One chair is also available separately for flight attendants. Special equipment in the aircraft cargo space allows it to use handling facilities.
The cabin length and height are 7.75 m and 1.82 m, respectively. The maximum width of the cabin is 2.17 m and the floor width is 1.75 m. The cabin also contains a cargo ramp of 1.82 m x 1.89 m for loading/ lowering loads and passenger entry, and an emergency exit 1.27 m x 7m for passengers.
Sukhoi Su-80 Specs
Sukhoi Su-80 features a pressurised aircraft, which supports wings and poles. The fuselage section accommodates radar bays, cockpits, bay avionics and mixed cargo cabins. Cargo roads located on the fuselage are used to load and lower cargo and to ride passengers. Sukhoi Su-80 has the height and width of the fuselage, respectively 2.35 m and 2.40 m. The distance of the fuselage is 0.56 m.
Among the eight aircraft created, the first four pre-series are short aircraft. Of the four remaining aircraft, the fifth, sixth and seventh prototype aircraft were extended at 1.4 m (4ft 7in), providing an additional row of passenger seats.
Sukhoi Su-80 is equipped with three-wheel touchdown gear which has tread dimensions and wheel base from touchdown gear systems which are 6.3 m and 6.34 m respectively. The touchdown gear may be pulled along with the nose support. Low-pressure tires in the touchdown gear system allow aircraft to arrive at small airfields, and runways that are not paved, ice, and snowy. It can operate at various temperatures and G-limits.
Sukhoi Su-80 Cockpit and Avionics
The Sukhoi Su-80 is equipped with a navigation and air indication system, an air signal system, an automatic radio compass, an altitude sensing system and radio speed measurements, and a distance measuring device.
Sukhoi Su-80 has a flight navigation system designed and created by Electroavtomatika JSC. Two multimode computer consoles, four multifunction button displays (MFD), integrated aircraft system screens and needle type instruments together form the Sukhoi Su-80 navigation system.
The navigation system receives, processes and displays all flight data recorded by radar. It also tells the crew about damage and provides assistance in eliminating errors that occur due to malfunction.
Other avionics set up in the Sukhoi Su-80 include the SBKV-P resignation system and altitude system, VIM-95C (VOR/ ILS/ SP/ MRK) navigation and touchdown systems, SO-94R (UVD) radar responder, 4205 national aircraft which airs. identification of respondent and RSBN-85C meteorological short distance navigation system.
Sukhoi Su-80 Price and Orders
The price of a Sukhoi Su-80 aircraft is US $ 6 Million. The Sukhoi company has received commercial orders for Sukhoi Su-80 from various companies, including Blagoveshchensk Airlines, ChukotAvia, Dalavia, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski and Polar Airlines.
About ten Sukhoi Su-80 aircraft were gotten by Kazakhstan Border Guard. The Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the Jordanian Air Force, the Malaysian Air Force and the Republic of Korea Air Force also plan to buy Sukhoi Su-80 aircraft.