The SaM146 engine continues to offer its customers a 99.9% reliability rate at a world-class level.
Since entering service in 2011, the Franco-Russian engine has logged more than 800,000 hours in operation, with 15 operators worldwide, and should reach one million of flight hours later this year.
More than 300 engines have been delivered to date, and PowerJet plans to reach the same pace in 2018.
"We are confident that the SaM146 engine will continue to deliver the expected performance to our customers," said Marc Sorel, Chief Executive Officer of PowerJet. Beyond the good performances of the SaM146 in operation, we have to provide a service offer adapted to the specific needs of our customers. "
While the SaM146 will progressively reach a maturity stage, PowerJet is constantly working to improve engine’s performances and reliability, and on extending its MRO capacities in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) and Rybinsk (Russia) to optimize the TAT and thus allow our customers to fly more every day.
On March 1-2, PowerJet is attending the MRO Russia & CIS conference, taking this opportunity to discuss the additional after sales services we could offer to the SSJ100 operators in the near future.