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Thales welcomes the SSJ100 to the Paris Air Show

June 16, 2009 – After seeing its successful first flight in May 2008 and a further 200 flights since then, Thales is very pleased to welcome the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to the Paris Air Show as a Le Bourget premiere aircraft and to share this privileged moment with the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.


June 16, 2009
By Administrator

June 16, 2009 – After seeing its successful first flight in May 2008 and a further 200 flights since then, Thales is very pleased to welcome the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to the Paris Air Show as a Le Bourget premiere aircraft and to share this privileged moment with the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.

Thales is a Tier 1 supplier and systems integrator for the SSJ100 programme, providing the
full avionics suite, including cockpit displays, integrated modular avionics platform, communication, navigation and surveillance systems.

The suite is made up of core avionics equipment, integrated maintenance systems, standby
instrumentation equipments, flight guidance, management and recording systems, communications and navigation systems, and flight deck display and control equipment. It is based on up-to-date technology and a state-of-the-art system and software workshop.

The Thales avionics suite was integrated and tested on the system benches in Toulouse and was then installed for integration on an electronic-bird in Moscow.

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A new version of the avionics suite including the latest technologies and innovations in terms of Flight Management Systems and surveillance was delivered to SCAC. This suite is now installed on two prototype aircraft, which have seen over 650 hours of flight tests.
Alain Boursier, Head of business and regional aircraft for Thales said, “Thales is proud to
have contributed to the success of this programme and is looking forward to more successes in the future with SCAC.”

Thales has worked in close cooperation with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company on the design,
conception, specification and validation of the SSJ100 flight deck. In February 2006, Thales
and Sukhoi Civil Aviation Company opened a joint Software Development Center in Moscow, dedicated to designing the software for the SSJ100 avionics package, which today houses more than 60 engineers. Thales will continue to be present locally in Kolsomolsk-on-Amur to support SCAC in the aircraft serial production ramp-up and prepare the entry into service of Aeroflot and Armavia, both from a programme and services points of view.

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2008, the company generated revenues of 12.7 billion euros with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. www.thalesgroup.com

Thales is exhibiting at the Paris Air Show from 15 – 21 June.
Please come and visit us at stand B233.