PowerJet signs first SaM146 Customer Support Agreement with Armavia (Anglais uniquement)

Le Bourget, France, June 17, 2009

Norair Belluyan, General Director of Armavia, and Jean-Paul Ebanga, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PowerJet, today signed an agreement for support of the SaM146 propulsion system powering the airline's fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jets.

On September 2007, the two companies had signed a contract for the acquisition of two Sukhoi Superjet 100s.

"We are extremely pleased to sign the first SaM146 support contract with Armavia, reflecting PowerJet's full-fledged commitment to offering world-class support services to airlines around the world," said Jean-Paul Ebanga.

PowerJet has set up a complete support organization to meet all airline requirements, including a Customer Support Management Team, Customer Support Center (24/7), training and flight operations support. As the single point of contact for the entire propulsion system, PowerJet will set a new standard in Customer Support, thanks to its responsiveness, global network and efficient local support.

Purpose-designed for new-generation regional jets, the SaM146 features state-of-the-art technologies based on the experience of the two parent companies, Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and NPO Saturn.

PowerJet is committed to delivering maximum value to its customers through a product that strikes a perfect balance between advanced technologies and proven experience.


PowerJet, founded in July 2004, is a joint venture of Snecma (SAFRAN Group) of France and NPO Saturn of Russia. It is in charge of the SaM146 engine program, including development, production, marketing, sales and support. In April 2003, the SaM146 was selected by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to power its Superjet 100 regional jet.


  • PowerJet: Antoinette Menard - Tel: +33 (0)1 69 87 09 28 - antoinette.menard@snecma.fr
  • NPO Saturn: Larissa Krylova - Tel: +7 (4855) 296-28 - larissa.krylova@npo-saturn.ru