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Paris, France, 2012/11/26 - PowerJet announced that on November 14, 2012, the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation delivered a Type Certificate for the SaM146-1S17 and SaM146-1S18 engines that will power the Sukhoi Superjet 100 - Snecma.com. PAR: SAF | SAFRAN
The SaM146 Type Certificate validation process began in May 2012. It confirms compliance of the SaM146 engines to the certification requirements of the Indonesian Aviation Authority. The same Authority has also validated a Type Certificate on November 22 for the SSJ100 to JSC “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” (SCAC), that will enable export to Indonesia and operation of the aircraft by Indonesian airlines.
“This certificate, which has been awarded following an extensive process by the Indonesian civil aviation authority, marks a major step for PowerJet. Our SaM146 regional jet engines perfectly met the airworthiness requirements of the country’s Civil Aviation Safety Regulations. In addition, it will allow PowerJet to power the SSJ100 in the Southeast Asian market,” said Jacques Desclaux, Chairman and CEO of PowerJet.
The Indonesian airline Sky Aviation is the first Southeast Asian customer. The airline ordered 12 SSJ100 from “Sukhoi Civil Aircraft” (SCAC) and signed a Customer Support Agreement (CSA) with PowerJet on June, 2012.
Both versions of the engine, SaM146-1S17 and SaM146-1S18, received the Type Certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in May 2010 and January 2012, respectively.
Since entering service in April 2011, the SaM146-powered Sukhoi Superjet 100 has confirmed its performance in revenue service. As of October 31, 2012, the SaM146 had logged nearly 27,000 flight-hours, flying to over 40 destinations worldwide. The SaM146 has also recorded excellent dispatch reliability, exceeding 99.9%.
PowerJet, founded in July 2004, is a joint venture of Snecma (Safran group) of France and NPO Saturn of 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 Civil Aircraft to power its Superjet 100 regional jet.
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