FOR SNECMA/NPO SATURN JOINT venture PowerJet, developing and producing the SaM146 engine for S-ukhoi Civil Aircraft's Superjet 100 is the easy part. With the regional jet's first flight imminent and first delivery to Aeroflot slated for next November, PowerJet officials are beginning to move on to the hard part: Convincing Western aircraft manufacturers and regional airline operators that a propulsion system built in remote Poluevo, Russia, can be superior to more traditional powerplants ...

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