Venice, Italy, May 25, 2016 – PowerJet, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, SuperJet International and CityJet celebrated the delivery of the first Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100) to CityJet in the presence of Mr Denis Menturov, the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Mr Yury Slyusar, President of UAC, Olivier Andriès, Safran Aircraft Engines CEO and Marc Sorel, PowerJet Chairman and CEO.
CityJet, the Irish European regional airline, becomes the first European carrier to order this aircraft. CityJet announced in October 2015 that it has selected the 98-seat SSJ100 powered by SaM146 engines by PowerJet for its fleet renewal and network development program. Cityjet will use the SSJ100 as the replacement for its fleet of Avro RJ85 which operates across Europe, including London City Airport. The SSJ100, built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft of Russia (SCAC) achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in February 2012.
“Powerjet was the first civil joint venture in Russia for producing an engine for a brand new aircraft. We succeeded thanks to our vision and the faith in our product, the SaM146, that has developed a global reputation as an excellent engine, known for its reliability. It is today a great honor that CityJet counts on PowerJet to power its regional fleet. CityJet has clearly made the right choice”, said Marc Sorel, Chairman and CEO of PowerJet.
After nearly 5 years of revenue service with the SSJ100, the SaM146 engine revealed remarkable operational results and outstanding safety performance with an engine dispatch reliability of more than 99.9%. It also demonstrates a great ability to adapt in all types of terrain and conditions.
PowerJet, founded in July 2004, is a joint venture of Safran Aircraft Engines, France and NPO Saturn, Russia. The company manages the SaM146 engine program, including development, production, marketing and sales, as well as customer support and MRO services. In April 2003, the SaM146 engine was selected by Sukhoi to power its Superjet 100 regional jet.
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