Posted on: 16 November 2012 by Mark Howells
Interjet and PowerJet have signed a "by the hour" maintenance agreement covering 40 SaM146 engines powering Interjet’s new Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jets.
The two companies have also signed a Letter of Agreement for the purchase of spare engines. These agreements follow Interjet’s firm order from SuperJet International for 20 SSJ100s plus the recent addition of options for 10 more. The first Interjet aircraft is now being completed at SuperJet International in Venice with delivery planned next year.
Interjet will benefit for the next nine years from PowerLife, a dedicated customer service package covering the engine and the engine LRUs, including access to a PowerJet pool, as well as access to a first PowerJet lease pool engine based in Quéretaro. A dedicated PowerJet field representative will be onsite at Interjet’s operational base one month prior to the entry into service. He will be seconded by an Engine Maintenance On Site (EMOS) expert during the initial months of operation, to ensure flawless entry into service of the engines at Interjet.
“We are proud of this long-term partnership that fully meets Interjet’s requirements, since we wanted a single partner able to provide a complete range of support services. Through this agreement, Interjet will enjoy greater operational flexibility and fleet availability” remarked José Luis Garza, CEO of Interjet.