KRET completes development of avionics equipment for the SJ-100, the equipment will replace avionics made by France’s Thales

© Alex Cheban / / SSJ100 cockpit. Archive photo

Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET) has started certification of airborne electronic equipment for the SJ-100 aircraft, the work on import substitution is reaching the finish line. Rostec executive director Oleg Yevtushenko said.

“The previous version of the aircraft used avionics from the French company Thales Avionics. All modern domestic solutions in the field of onboard computing systems have been integrated into the third-generation avionics for the domestic civil airliner by specialists of the Zhukovsky branch of the Ramenskoye Instrument Design Bureau of KRET. Large-scale work is underway to replace SJ-100 nodes, units and systems,” commented the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation.

“The development of Russian avionics of the aircraft is carried out by the co-operation of radio electronic industry enterprises headed by KRET. With this work we are reaching the finish line. To date, designers are finalising the equipment in accordance with the comments received following the results of tests of the import-substituted SJ-100 in August this year. At the same time, the documentation for certification of the avionics is being prepared. The new airliner, including its avionics, has become the embodiment of the advanced developments of the domestic aviation industry, a demonstration of Russia’s technological independence,” said Oleg Yevtushenko.

When creating the digital complex of piloting and navigation equipment, the developers relied on the existing experience of creation and successful operation of similar complexes for Il-96-300, Tu-204/214, Il-114, Be-200 and their modifications, UAC added.