The program SaM146: current status

  • SaM146

At the beginning of June 2013 the total operating time of SaM146 engine was 43,647 hours.
The engine showed a high level of operational reliability — a willingness engines to fly the aircraft (the reliability of the scheduled departure time) was 99.89%.
Aviation accidents and incidents in accordance with official qualifications registered.

Currently Used are 39 engines. JSC "NPO" Saturn "still intends to timely provide for the needs of JSC" Sukhoi Civil Aircraft "in the serial SaM146. Since the start of serial production of JSC "NPO" Saturn " shipped 64 engine, plans 2013 production of engines in the amount of 52 pcs.,
which is adjusted according to the needs of the customer.



SaM146 propulsion system developed by JSC "NPO" Saturn "in cooperation with the French company Snecma and is an integrated propulsion system (including the engine, nacelle and attachments), developed specifically for use in regional-haul aircraft of the new generation.

SaM146 program is built on the principles of strategic partnership with shared risk and revenue on an equal basis in all aspects. As part of the division of responsibilities of "NPO" Saturn "is responsible for the design of low-pressure circuit components, their manufacture, special test these parts, and is responsible for the assembly of the engine, equipping, and conduct of all types of ground tests, and sending the engine to the customer. Snecma is responsible for the design and manufacture of the high-pressure parts, provides overall leadership in the development and integration of the systems of the engine, and is also responsible for conducting flight tests of the power plant and ensuring the integration of the power plant with the aircraft. SaM146 — the first power plant, produced in Russia, which received an international certificate such as EASA. The first application of the power plant SaM146 is a family of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft produced by JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" (100%-owned subsidiary AHK "Dry"), together with Alenia (Italy).

The engine is designed and certified. Confirmed all claims related to the engine. Planned and carried out a complex of measures on postsertifikatsionnoy finishing involving an endurance test, works to optimize the parameters to minimize the weight, carrying structural measures to improve consumer properties and operational reliability of the engine.


The main stages of the program

The program for the creation of the SaM146 regional-haul aircraft developed progressively and systematically.

2001 — Company JSC "NPO" Saturn "and Snecma signed an agreement to jointly develop, manufacture and deployment of aftermarket power plant SaM146.

2001 — the company "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" has announced a tender for the power plant for a family of regional-haul aircraft RRJ.

2003 — SaM146 propulsion system selected JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" as the sole powerplant for the family of Russian Regional Jet (RRJ 65-75-95, later renamed the SSJ100).

2004 — JSC "NPO" Saturn "and Snecma established a joint venture PowerJet, in whose area of responsibility includes all aspects of program management SaM146.

2006 — Start the engine ground test SaM146.

2007 — start of flight testing on the SaM146 flying laboratory Il-76LL.

2008 — May 19 start of flight testing in the SaM146 engine aircraft SSJ100.

2010 — June 23, received EASA type certificate for the engine model 1S17 SaM146. This certificate has been approved by IAC in August of the same year.

2011 — April 19, the first aircraft with engines SaM146 SSJ100 was delivered "Armavia". In June, began commercial operation in SSJ100 "Aeroflot — Russian Airlines".

2012 — January 17 Model SaM146 1S18 with increased thrust, designed for installation on the aircraft SSJ100-95 extended-range version of the aircraft and business SSJ100 (SBJ), has been certified to standards of EASA.

2012 — April 12 JSC "NPO" Saturn "EASA issued a certificate for the production of mass-produced engines SaM46, the previous year (January 2011) of JSC" NPO "Saturn" has received a similar certificate of IAC, and in August 2011 — Certificate of IAC to carry out repairs engine SaM146.

In support of the creation of customer support and after sales service engines in Russia and France established and are operational customer support centers, training centers for training engine maintenance SaM146, organized parts distribution warehouses. Repair SaM146 engine production of JSC "NPO" Saturn "is certified IAC and FATA. (August 2011 — The Certificate of repair organization of IAC. September 2011 — The Certificate of Conformity FATA).

2012 — July 9, aeronautical authorities of Mexico approved type certificate for the engine SaM146 1S17 and 1S18.

2012 — November 14 Indonesian aviation authorities have approved type certificate for the engine SaM146 1S17 and 1S18.

2012 — December 19 aeronautical authorities of Laos approved type certificate for the engine SaM146 1S17.

2013 — February aeronautical authorities of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos issued a "NPO" Saturn "maintenance organization approval certificate.


JSC "Scientific and Production Association" Saturn "- engine-building company specializes in developing, manufacturing and after-sales service of gas turbine engines for military and civil aircraft, ships, navy, power-generation and gas installations. JSC" NPO "Saturn" is a part of "Management Company" United Engine Corporation. "of" Management Company "United Engine Building Corporation" — a subsidiary of "OPK" Oboronprom. "In the structure of the DCS integrated more than 85% of the leading companies specializing in the design, mass production and servicing of gas turbine technology, as well as key enterprises — by acquisitions industry. One of the priorities of the APC is to implement programs of development of the industry with the introduction of new technologies that meet international standards of "defense

"OBORONPROM" — multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. Part of the corporation "Rostekhnadzor." The main activities — helicopter (holding "Helicopters of Russia"), engine (holding UEC) and others. "Rostekhnadzor" — Russian corporation established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It includes 663 organizations, of which currently 12 are formed holding companies in the military-industrial complex, a 5 — to civilian industries. Organization "Rostekhnadzor" are located on the territory of 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries worldwide. In enterprises Corporation has more than 900 million people, or about 2% of the population of Russia. Net income in 2011 amounted to 45.6 billion rubles, the tax payments to the budgets of all levels reach 100 billion rubles.

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