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.
In early May, the Mexican company Interjet celebrated reaching 100,000 engine cycles with the Superjet 100 powered by two PowerJet SaM146 engines.
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.
On January 20, 2016, the twenty-fifth Superjet 100 powered by PowerJet SaM146 engines joined the Aeroflot fleet. The aircraft operated a ferry flight from the Delivery Center of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company to its base site in Sheremetyevo International Airport.
The Russian airline operates the Superjet 100 aircraft to numerous destinations in Russia and Europe.
Aeroflot is the SaM146 fleet leader in terms of flight hours. Since 2011, this engine has demonstrated an exceptional dispatch reliability rate of 99.9%.