By 2015, annual production SaM146 engines for Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft is planned to increase by almost five times, the director of the program SaM146 "Saturn" Michael Berdennikov.
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"In 2013, the task — 96 engines this year — 36 engines on the 2014 target — 120 engines in 2015 — 150. We will need to go to the first eight, then to 10, then to 12 engines per month "- Berdennikov said at a news conference in Rybinsk in anticipation of the opening of French NGO" Alliance Française ", reports
According to him, the power of Rybinsk enterprise allow, if necessary, and produce more engines, but did not produce engines for aircraft built irrationally.
On the "Saturn" was made up to 400 engines per year. We are talking about the D-30 engines. I think we are able to produce as much, and if need be — and more. But there is no point in making engines to put them to the wall, "- said Berdennikov.
Since its commissioning in April 2011 plane Sukhoi Superjet 100 with SaM146 engines confirmed its performance in commercial operation.
The coefficient of technical readiness for departure SaM146 engine exceeds 99%.
PowerJet involved in the sales of the SSJ100 and marketing initiatives together with the manufacturer of the aircraft company "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" (SCAC) and the joint venture SuperJet International (Sukhoi / Alenia Aeronautica) of marketing.
Berdennikov also noted that the rate of production of SaM146 engines for Sukhoi Superjet 100 has not kept pace with the assembly of aircraft at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
"We fully meet the needs of the company" Sukhoi Civil Aircraft "(SCAC). Today in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, no planes, which would be waiting for the engine, "- he said.
According to him, the situation is constantly monitored by the production of aircraft, which eliminates the delay in the supply of engines. "We will strive to keep the engine at the front and two in such a way to ensure continued operation pipeline in Komsomolsk-on-Amur," — said the director of the SaM146.
He noted that the volume engine production increased on a monthly basis. "This year we went to the four stroke engine in a stable month, in August, we had shipped five engines, the sixth stood up to the test, and we’re pretty optimistic about the target — to achieve the six engines per month" — said Berdennikov.
According to him, that such needs will be SCAC in 2013.
"Saturn" is able to speed up the pace of production engines SaM146, if you need to install them on the An-148 and Be-200, also said he.
"We are interested in the fact that, without compromising our core customer — the company" Sukhoi Civil Aircraft "(SCAC), producing more engines. If they can be installed on the aircraft AN-148 and Be-200 or any other aircraft, it would be probably a good thing, "- said Berdennikov.
According to him, the main thing for the plant — to provide engines of all regional aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100.
"I am confident that the implementation of plans to expand the capacity of" Saturn "and can provide 200 and 250 engines a year, if necessary," — said Berdennikov.
He noted that the tests of the first 95-seat aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 extended range with the new engine SaM146 1S18 begin before the end of the year.
"The first aircraft of this type of testing should begin by the end of this year", — said Berdennikov.
According to him, the version of Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 increased capacity will be certified until June 2013, "It will stand the engine SaM146 1S18, providing a five percent increase in thrust. It compared with other similar engines 20 percent fewer parts, so it is less expensive to maintain, "- said Berdennikov.
He added that the increase in traction on the new modification of the engine is provided by the software, allowing use special modes of operation. In the "iron" with no changes have been made.