Posted by John McHaleZHUKOVSKI, Russia, 26 Nov. 2010. Together with Canadian and Russian certification authorities, flight testing of the CMA-9000 flight management system (FMS) Esterline CMC Electronics was performed on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). The FMS is integrated by Thales Avionics on the SSJ100."All activities required for the CAN-TSO certification of the CMA-9000 were successfully completed on the SSJ100," says Nick Chalkiadakis, FMS program manager from Esterline CMC Electronics. Canadian and Russian pilots performed three joint flights on SSJ100, as well as six sessions on the Electronic Bird test bench to evaluate the operational suitability of the system. In order to evaluate the system capability to follow the vertical trajectory, the experts conducted checks of vertical navigation function. These verifications are required to ensure safety and aircraft performance in dense air traffic operations.Transport Canada's Flight Test Division work with manufacturers to conduct, monitor, and review flight tests of Canadian and foreign manufactured aircraft or avionics systems for which Canadian type certification is requested."Transport Canada participated in a successful flight test program with the cooperation of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co.," says Waldemar Krolak and Michel Brulotte, Canadian certification authorities involved in the FMS flight testing. "We thank Sukhoi for their warm welcome and for working with us in completing this important flight management system certification activity."