Site news 7.07.2014
July 7, 2014, Rybinsk. - As of July 1, 2014, the total time on wing generated by the fleet of the SaM146 engines in revenue service powering the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft has exceeded 100 000 flight hours.
The main reliability indicators of the engine operation meet the requirements of the international standards and world practice of operating modern aircraft engines. In particular, the engines dispatch ratio ensuring the timely departure of an aircraft is estimated to be 99.96 %.
As of today, the airlines have already received 35 SSJ100 in total; the current flight network comprises around 70 airports in 23 different states. The main customers operating the SSJ100 aircraft powered by the SaM146 engines are the Russian companies such as Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, Gazpromavia, Moskoviya, Yakutiya, Tsentr-Yug, as well as a number of foreign airlines including InterJet (Mexico), Sky Aviation (Indonesia) and Lao Central Airlines (Laos). Since June 2014 the SSJ100 are also delivered to YuTair-Express. The airline has ordered 6 SSJ100 aircraft + another 18 aircraft on option.
The SaM146 propulsion system was designed by NPO Saturn in collaboration with a French company Snecma and represents an integrated power plant (incorporating the engine, the nacelle and the engine accessories) purpose-designed for application on regional/medium-range new-generation aircraft.
The SaM146 program is built on the principals of a strategic, risk- and revenue-sharing partnership with parity in every respect of activity. NPO Saturn is in charge of the design of low-pressure components of the engine, their manufacturing and conducting of special tests of new parts; it’s also in charge of the engine assembly, preparation and conducting of the entire range of ground tests and engine delivery to the customer while Snecma is in charge of the design and fabrication of the high-pressure engine components, general design supervision and engine systems integration; Snecma is also in charge of conducting flight tests of the power plant and integration of the propulsion system with the airframe.
The SaM146 is the first Russian-made propulsion system having received an internationally recognized EASA type certificate. The first application of the SaM146 power plant is the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft family designed by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (a 100% subsidiary of Sukhoi Holding Company in partnership with Alenia (Italy).
The engine has materialized and been fully certified. All of its design parameters have been achieved in operation. A number of post-certification activities have been planned and are now underway in relation with engine life tests, performance optimization activities, weight decrease and conducting of specific design engineering actions aimed at improving the engine performance and in-service reliability.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
The OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
The Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.