PowerJet secures Indonesian certification for SaM146 engine

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The Franco-Russian joint venture PowerJet has received type certification for the SaM146 engine from Indonesia's airworthiness authority.

Powerjet says the type certification validation from Indonesia's directorate general of civil aviation is for both the -1S17 and -1S18 variants, which power the Sukhoi Superjet 100. This ends the certification process that began in May 2012.

Indonesia's Sky Aviation is the launch customer for the SSJ100 in the region and has 12 of the type on order. It signed a customer support agreement with PowerJet in June.