Aircelle (Safran) has signed a nacelle services contract with Interjet to provide support for the nacelles and thrust reversers on this Mexican-based airline's fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jetliners equipped with Powerjet SaM146 engines.
Under terms of the four-year agreement, announced today at the MRO Americas 2014 conference in Phoenix, Arizona, 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
Source: Safran S.A. (Paris: SAF.PA)
Date: Apr 9, 2014