Alenia Aeronautica is
presently studying the
development of new-conception interiors designed by Pininfarina that will be offered as an
option for the Sukhoi Superjet 100, part of a wide ranging agreement in place
between the two companies.
Within a long-term partnership between Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica
Company, and Pininfarina Extra (Pininfarina Group) – which will also cover testing, aerodynamics, mock-ups
and 3D animations – Alenia is studying the
development of new-conception interiors designed by Pininfarina, to offered as an
option for the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The aircraft is the most modern and
ecological 95-seat regional transport jet available on the market and is made by
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. (SCAC) in collaboration with Alenia Aeronautica.
The passenger’s requirements are at the basis of the project’s philosophy
adopted by Alenia and Pininfarina in designing Sukhoi Superjet 100’s interiors.
The general ergonomics of Sukhoi Superjet 100’s cabin, where scientific,
technological and engineering research combines with aesthetics, is inspired by
the visual comfort concept, in addition to the biometric comfort. Fundamental is
the passenger’s first impression when seeing the aircraft’s interiors: wider,
more comfortable and relaxing as compared to those of the other aircraft of the
same category, also thanks to the cabin’s height of 2,12 metres and a luggage
bay per passenger of 0,065 cubic metres.
Passengers will certainly appreciate Sukhoi Superjet 100’s interiors as soon
as they enter the door, thanks to an entrance studied purposefully to offer an
easy and pleasant first contact with the aircraft and to transmit a feeling of
spaciousness, welcoming and relax.
Inside the cabin: ceiling design, different colours and shades of lighting
generated by LED systems, varying during the several flight phases, colour
balances, materials, lines, finishing details and sober and elegant settings
will increase comfort and wellbeing perception.
With a set-up of 5-seat rows, the seats, combining style and ergonomics both
in the business and in the tourist class, will be among the largest ever
installed on regional transport aircraft (32’’ pitch), thanks also to a fuselage
45 centimetres larger than those of the competitors, which permits wider room
for the seats’ installation.
Cabin windows (27×38 centimetres), hand-luggage bays – their volume is bigger
than that of the bays of same category’s aircraft and of the narrow-bodies like
Boeing and Airbus -, service instrumentation for passengers with new graphics
for light switches, hostess call and air conditioning vents are all elements
contributing to defining new and higher quality and comfort standards for
regional aircraft. Aisles for tourist class will measure 51 centimetres in width, thus more than
what offered by the regional aircraft and about 3 centimetres more than in the
narrow-bodies Boeing and Airbus.
Proportioned areas are programmed also for toilets, designed to guarantee room
The final launch of the development of the cabin signed Pininfarina will be
confirmed in September 2008, upon a common agreement reached by SCAC and Alenia
a Finmeccanica Company, is the largest Italian aeronautic
player which operates worldwide in the commercial and
military aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles and
aerostructures. Alenia Aeronautica also coordinates the
activities of Alenia Aermacchi and Alenia Aeronavali -
wholly owned companies – respectively active in the design
and manufacturing of military trainer aircraft and in the
overhaul, maintenance and modification of military and civil
aircraft. With its joint venture ATR, Alenia Aeronautica is
the world leader in the regional turboprop market, while,
thanks to its 51% participation in Superjet International
and to the purchase of 25% + 1 share of Sukhoi Civil
Aircraft Company, Alenia Aeronautica completes its offer
within the regional jet sector. Over 2007 Alenia Aeronautica
reported revenues of 2,306 millions Euro, backlog for 8,248
millions Euro and orders for 3,104. The total workforce is
13.301.. Over 2007 Alenia Aeronautica reported revenues of
2,306 millions Euro, backlog for 8,248 millions Euro and
orders for 3,104. The total workforce is 13.301.