SaM146 engine has been assembled at Rybinsk ODK-Saturn factory recently. Those jets have been successfully used on Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger aircraft for over 7 years now and their total operating time have surpassed 700,000 flight hours.
SaM146 turbo jet is a product of cooperation between Rybinsk ODK-Saturn and French company Safran Aircraft Engines (previously named Snecma). The project is operated by PowerJet joint venture. ODK-Saturn is responsible for engineering and production of low pressure compressor, fan and low pressure turbine; for general assembly and end product testing. French counterparts supply high-pressure compressor, compression chamber and low pressure turbine.
Initially SaM146 engine was designed for a new generation of regional aircrafts with 60 to 120 passenger seats. The first serial engine was supplied in 2010. Since 2011, it has been supplied for Sukhoi Superjet 100. Nowadays SaM146 engines are used on aircrafts of 15 different airline operators in Russia and other countries, including Ireland, Mexico, Thailand etc. The total operating time of all the jets installed have surpassed 700,000 flight hours.
SaM146 engine fully complies with Russian national aviation standards and meets requirements of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). SaM146 has become the first Russian produced gas-turbine engine certified by EASA.