The Sukhoi 31 was the final single-seater that the factory made with an all-composite airframe, and only 32 aircraft manufactured. The aircraft has been extensively overhauled to new condition by its fastidious owner.
Serial number 03 – 02; 710 hours total time from new; M 14 PF (400 hp) engine with less than 50 hours since total overhaul. The entire aircraft was overhauled in 2018, including a new 12 year Sukhoi lifetime and special 2.9 m MT three-blade propeller; all new flexible hoses. Incredibly high specification, including propeller accumulator; lightweight alternator; Cleveland brakes; undercarriage extensions; new 8.33 radio and new transponder; rear luggage box and removable front “suitcase”; smoke system.
Also including a variety of spare parts; tools; manual; jacks.
Currently on Lithuanian register with Permit to Fly.
Asking price Euro 205,000 excluding EU VAT. Also a spare zero-timed 445 hp engine available separately.
An exceptional Sukhoi 26M that we sold when brand-new from the Sukhoi factory to Italy and then subsequently to three other owners, so we have known it throughout its life.
Serial number 03 – 05; total time since factory new 445 hours; M 14 PF engine (400 hp) 105 hours from new. Latest MTV-9 propeller with – 29 blades. Propeller overhauled 2016 (6 year intervals between overhauls). Hoses renewed 2015 (10 year life). Registered with EASA in Hungary as HA-NST.
The 26M is arguably the best single-seater Sukhoi since it is lighter than either the MX version with integral wing tanks or the later SU-31. However, for some, only having the fuselage tank of 65 L can be restrictive, but this one was fitted when new with an additional 40 L fuselage tank to give 105 L of internal fuel and of course the 125 L detachable belly tank with quickly detachable fittings. In addition the fuel system has been greatly improved with a cockpit control giving the pilot the ability to choose between each of the three fuel tanks.
Avionics: Garmin 250 XL and GTX 320 transponder.
Importantly, EASA has given “restricted certification” to a small number of Sukhois, of which this is one, which enables it to continue to fly indefinitely within Europe. Because these numbers are small, there’s no doubt that both aircraft with EASA certification will increase in value.
Sukhois in Europe require a “Lifetime Extension” every 6 years on a repetitive basis and this was successfully completed in 2019. It is currently having a new annual inspection.