April 10, 2014
Aircelle to provide engine nacelle support services for Interjet’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 jetliners
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 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. 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 currently operates six Superjet 100s, with a total of 20 on order and options for 10 more.