PowerJet announces the first run of the SaM146 engine installed on the wing of the Superjet 100

Singapore, February 21, 2008

On February 20, 2008, the SaM146 passed the first successful engine run, installed on the Superjet 100 wing at Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia.

This successful event represents a major milestone of the programme, paving the way to the Superjet 100 first flight.

The SaM146 is developed by PowerJet, a joint-venture between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and NPO Saturn. It is designed specifically for regional jets of the new generation. It features the most up-to-date design based on the experience of the two mother companies, and the close partnership that they have built to bring this programme to success.
The SaM146 specific characteristics are high dispatch reliability, low maintenance costs, low fuel consumption, as well as full compliance with existing and future environment standards set forth by ICAO.

PowerJet, founded in July 2004, is a joint venture of Snecma (SAFRAN Group) of France and NPO Saturn of Russia. The company is in charge of the SaM146 engine program management, 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.

For more information, please contact :

- PowerJet: Alexia Attali - Tél. : +33 (0)1 69 87 09 30 - alexia.attali@snecma.fr

- Snecma: Antoinette Ménard - Tél. : +33 (0)1 69 87 09 28 - antoinette.menard@snecma.fr

-NPO Saturn: Sergey Zhiltsov - Tél. : +7 (0855) 296-284 - pr@npo-saturn.ru

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