Kartika Airlines signs Customer Support Agreement with PowerJet

Farnborough, UK – July 19th, 2010 – Mr Kim Mulia, Chairman of Kartika Airlines and M. Jean-Paul Ebanga, Chairman and CEO of PowerJet - a joint-venture between Snecma (Safran group, France) and NPO Saturn, Russia - signed the SaM146 Customer Support Agreement in the presence of Freddy Numberi, Indonesian Minister of Transport.

This agreement follows the firm order of 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 placed by Kartika Airlines with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). The first aircraft service entry is planned for mid 2012.

Through this agreement, Kartika Airlines will benefit from a comprehensive customer support for the entire propulsion system (engine, equipment and nacelle). PowerJet has set up a new standard in Customer Support based on the extensive experience of Snecma (via CFM) and NPO Saturn. With single point-of-contact for aftersales services, PowerJet proposes a team dedicated to each customer, to meet all airline expectations.

With this agreement, the Indonesian carrier becomes the launch customer for this new advanced regional aircraft in South-East Asia, powered by the SaM146 engines.

" PowerJet's support is extremely important for Kartika to properly operate and maintain our fleet. Training, easy and direct access to the Support Center, availability of updated technical documentations and moreover, presence of a dedicated team to answer our needs allow us to offer reliable and efficient services to our own customers all over Indonesia." said Kim Mulia.

"We are extremely pleased to sign the SaM146 customer support agreement with Kartika Airlines, reflecting PowerJet's full-fledged commitment to offering a complete support organization to meet all airline requirements as well as the start-up of operations in Asia," added Jean-Paul Ebanga.

Note to editors:

  • 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 Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet.
  • Kartika Airlines is an Indonesian carrier focused on applying best industry practice in terms of safety, customer satisfaction and overall operations procedures.. Since its acquisition by PT. Intra Asia Corpora, Kartika Airlines has introduced a new standard of flying satisfaction through its fast, punctual and reliable services.It operates on domestic,

regional and international routes. Its main base is at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. with additional hubs to be open in the near term..

Contacts:
Antoinette Menard
Tel: +33 (0)1 69 87 09 28
Email:antoinette.menard@snecma.fr
Lyubov Kalinina
Tel:+ 7 4855 296 285
_Email: lyubov.kalinina@npo-saturn.ru
Kartika Airlines :
Hanspeter Baserga of CLC Aviation Consulting,
Tel: +41 79 346 66 38
Email: hp.baserga@clccon.de
www.clc-aviation.com