Gas-turbine technologies for transport, defense and energy industries
The first start of the SaM146 engine on wing of the first SSJ took place.
February 21, 2008, Rybinsk. Yesterday in SCAC, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, at 23.15 o’clock local time, after a series of dry motorings and test runs on wing of the SSJ-95001 aircraft the SaM146-101 engine was started. The engine ran at idle for 10 minutes without a problem.
The first flight program of the Su-35 equipped with the 117C engines produced by NPO Saturn is fully completed.
February 20, 2008, Rybinsk. On February 19, 2008 at the Gromov Flight Test Institute (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) the new Russian multi-purpose fighter Su-35 equipped with the NPO Saturn 117C engines successfully accomplished the first flight.
PowerJet reports SaM146 first successful test program results.
Zhukovsky, Russia, February 18, 2008.
Today PowerJet, the joint venture founded by Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and NPO Saturn reported of the first successful results of the SaM146 engine flight test.
The new modern production facility commissioned at NPO Saturn.
February 15, 2008, Rybinsk. Today, at NPO Saturn, the ceremonial opening of the new modern production facility for machining of gas-turbine components took place. The total production area is 14 thousand square meters, area of recreation block is 2,5 thousand square meters. The initial portion of the facility where the new high-precision machinery area is situated was commissioned in the end of 2007. The second portion is scheduled for commissioning in 2008.
Long-term tests of the 117C engine to support the maiden sortie of the Su-35 aircraft are successfully accomplished at NPO Saturn.
February 7, 2008, Rybinsk. On January 30, 2008 at NPO Saturn’s affiliate Lytkarinsky Machine-Building Plant in Moscow region, long-term tests of the 117C engine were finished. The tests were conducted to support the maiden sortie of the Su-35 aircraft. The experimental engine has successfully passed long-term tests and complied with all declared characteristics.
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