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Avio and Snecma finalize partnership agreement on the SaM146 engine


Courcouronnes (SNECMA) - Snecma (SAFRAN Group), represented by Jean-Pierre Cojan, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Engine Division, and Avio, represented by Franco Rodi, head of Avio’s aero-engine business, today finalized their partnership agreement on the SaM146 engine. This agreement strengthens the collaboration between Avio and Snecma in combustor design and technology.

Avio confirmed its involvement, taking a stake of approximately 10% in the program, as a risk-sharing partner through Snecma. Avio is responsible for the design, development and production of the combustor and the mechanical power transmission. The combustor plays a pivotal role in reducing emissions and improving engine efficiency.

“The fact that a world class technology leader such as Avio has decided to join the SaM146 program is a key asset,” said Jean-Pierre Cojan.

The SaM146 propulsion system is manufactured by PowerJet, a joint company of Snecma (SAFRAN Group), France and NPO Saturn, Russia. Developing 14,000 to 17,500 pounds of thrust, the SaM146 features innovative technologies that ensure low operating costs and high reliability. It has been selected by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company as a launch application for the new SUPERJET 100 regional aircraft, to be produced in 75 and 95-seat versions.

Snecma, a SAFRAN group company, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft and rocket engines, with a wide range of propulsion systems on offer. The company designs and builds commercial aircraft engines that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly, along with military aircraft engines that have always delivered world-class performance. Snecma also develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for launchers, satellites and space vehicles.

Avio is present in Italy and abroad with 16 locations and 4,800 employees. It works in four sectors of activities: modules and components for aircraft engines, civil and military engine overhauling services, space and aero-engine derivative turbines for marine propulsion. It is a world leader in mechanical transmissions and turbines, and Europe’s leading operator for solid-propellant space propulsion. In 2005, company turnover totalled €1,281 million.

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