PowerJet, the Snecma/NRO Saturn joint venture,yesterday received EASA type certification for the SaM146 engine powering the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The SaM146 completed its certification tests on May 26 by passing the final medium bird ingestion test (ATW Daily News, May 27). PowerJet said that throughout the certification test program, the engine's performance "has fully met or exceeded expectations." The SaM146 has logged 7,100 hr. of testing, including 3,500 hr. in the ...

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