Posted on: 24 August 2010 by Mark Howells
PowerJet’s SaM146 engine for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 has received Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register (IAC AR) Type Certificate, the Russian agency issuing the official certificate on 13 August.
"We are particularly pleased to receive the approval of IAC AR for the SaM146 engine certification, after receiving the Type Certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency in June," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, chairman and CEO of PowerJet. "The first engine jointly designed and produced in France and Russia, the SaM146 has achieved another major milestone. We are now looking forward to seeing the Sukhoi Superjet 100 powered by SaM146 engines enter revenue service in the next few months,” he added.
The SaM146 has logged 7,400 hours of testing to date, including 3,600 hours in flight.