Sukhoi Superjet 100's first delivery now is expected in mid-2010, a company executive told ATWOnline, confirming reports that the setback from the year-end 2009 timetable resulted from problems related to the SaM146 engines developed and produced by Powerjet, a joint venture between Snecma and NPO Saturn (ATWOnline, Nov. 13, 2009). The source cited the "likely, but badly communicated, delays that traditionally accompany a new aircraft type. Look at the 787. The SSJ involves a new mainframe, ...

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