ERA General Assembly – Athens (Greece), October 18th, 2017 – PowerJet has manufactured the 300th SaM146 integrated propulsion system that powers the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 regional jet. This milestone highlights the successful industrial partnership built by Safran Aircraft Engines and UEC Saturn through PowerJet, their 50/50 joint-venture.
Olivier Andriès, CEO of Safran Aircraft Engines, welcomed the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, at the inauguration of MAKS airshow which takes place in Zhukovsky, near Moscow (18-23 July).
The SaM146, engine developed and produced by PowerJet, has surpassed the symbolic mark of 500,000 flight hours.
This milestone of 500,000 flight hours happens 5 years after the first operation of the SaM146-powerered Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), an aircraft currently operated by Aeroflot, Interjet and CityJet.
Since starting revenue service in 2011, the SaM146 has demonstrated excellent performance with engine dispatch reliability of 99.9% under intensive operating conditions and in a wide range of environments (Russia, Mexico, etc ...).
On October 20, NPO Saturn celebrated its 100th anniversary in a ceremony attended by representatives of Safran Aircraft Engines, its partner in PowerJet.
At the 2016 General Assembly of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), from October 11 to 13 in Madrid, CityJet announced that it was pleased with the performance of the SaM146* engines powering its first two SSJ100 regional jets.