The Sukhoi Superjet 100 "successfully completed" tests aimed at determining its ability to take off and land during wet conditions, Superjet International announced yesterday. With water jets spraying a Zhukovsky runway, the test aircraft's APU and propulsion system sustained "normal operation while running over the wet runway within the full range of modes preceding the takeoff." Water depths on the runway reached 40 mm. (1.54 in.). "Up to [275 kph] the ...

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