Aircelle to provide engine nacelle support services for Interjet’s growing fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 jetliners
Phoenix, Arizona, USA, April 9, 2014
Aircelle (Safran) has signed a nacelle services contract with Interjet to provide support for the nacelles and thrust reversers of the Powerjet* SaM146 engines which equip this Mexican-based airline's fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jetliners.
Under terms of the four-year agreement, announced today at the MRO Americas 2014 conference, Aircelle will provide access to large-sized nacelle components – including thrust reversers and engine cowls – for lease or exchange by Interjet.
"This contract demonstrates how one more airline operator has recognized the value of securing long-term nacelle maintenance and support services from Aircelle," said Martin Sion, the Aircelle Chairman and CEO. "With the largest pool of Superjet 100 nacelle components, combined with our extensive nacelle MRO presence worldwide, we are well positioned to support the growing airlines that fly these aircraft."
Aircelle has full design, production and integration responsibilities for nacelles on the twin-engine regional airliner's PowerJet SaM146 engines. These nacelles are composed of the air inlet, fan cowl doors, nozzle and engine mounts, along with Aircelle's Papillon® (butterfly) two-door thrust reverser.
Interjet is based in Mexico City and has become one of Mexico's largest airlines. It currently operates six Superjet 100s, with a total of 20 on order and options for 10 more
* PowerJet is a 50/50 joint company of Snecma (Safran) and NPO Saturn
About Aircelle (www.aircelle.com)
Aircelle is the second largest nacelle systems provider worldwide, and the leader globally for nacelles on top-of-the-line business jets. A subsidiary of Safran, it employs 3,500 people at seven sites in France, the United Kingdom and Morocco. Aircelle provides nacelle systems for all the market segments, from regional and business aircraft to the largest airliners. Aircelle also is developing the worldwide customer support and service activity for nacelles and their components.
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