Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) has flown its Superjet SSJ100 regional jet for the first time with its new wingtip configuration. The tip extensions, dubbed “Saberlets” by the Russian manufacturer, were devised by SCAC and Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). The first flight took place Dec. 21 at Moscow Zhukovsky Airport, where TsAGI is based. The saber-like configuration of the tips aims simultaneously to improve the SSJ100’s takeoff and landing ...

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