PowerJet signs SaM146 Customer Support Agreement with Yakutia Airlines

ERA General Assembly, Italy, September 28, 2011 – Yakutia Airlines, represented by Ivan Alekseevich Prostit, General Director, and PowerJet, represented by Jacques Desclaux, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, signed today an agreement for the support of 4 SaM146 propulsion systems dedicated to power the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100). This agreement follows the firm order of 2 Sukhoi Superjet 100 placed by Yakutia Airlines with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). The first aircraft service entry is planned for 2012.

Through this Customer Support Agreement, Yakutia Airlines will benefit from PowerLife™, a dedicated customer support for the entire propulsion system (engine, equipment and nacelle). This agreement plans out the general contractual terms to be applied between Yakutia Airlines and PowerJet concerning product support, documentation, training, on-site support and engine warranties.

"We are extremely pleased to sign the SaM146 customer support agreement with Yakutia Airlines, reflecting PowerJet's full-fledged commitment to offering a complete support organization. PowerJet is totally devoted to accompanying SSJ100 aircraft in service by setting up a comprehensive customer support & service structure that will meet all Yakutia Airlines expectations, said Jacques Desclaux, Chairman & CEO of PowerJet.

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

On May 18, 2011, PowerJet has announced its comprehensive new customer care service, dubbed PowerLifeTM. This dedicated SaM146 customer support & service organization ensures fast and reliable access to services and information anywhere in the world with an AOG hotline open 24/7. PowerJet is the world's premier manufacturer of regional jet engines to provide a single point-of-contact for all customer support & services on the complete propulsion system, including engine, equipment and nacelle.

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PowerJet, founded in July 2004, is a joint venture of Snecma (Safran group) of France and NPO Saturn of Russia. The company is in charge of the SaM146 engine program management, including development, production, marketing and sales, as well as customer support and MRO services. In April 2003, the SaM146 engine was selected by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to power its Superjet 100 regional jet.

Yakutia Airlines is an airline based in Yakutsk, Russia. It operates domestic passenger services in Russia and within the CIS, as well as charters to destinations in Europe from its hubs at Yakutsk Airport and Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

Pour plus d' informations, contactez:
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