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08:53 AM, May 28, 2018
Safran, UEC to Develop Modification Engine for Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft
Russian Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft (Image: Wikipedia)

French Safran and Russian United Engine Corporation (UEC) have signed an agreement for the development of the modification of SaM146 engine for the version of Russian multi-purpose amphibious aircraft, Beriev Be-200.

‘ODK-Saturn’, a part of UEC and Safran signed the framework agreement during the recently concluded St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, UEC said in a statement last Friday.

SaM146- an integrated power plant includes a turbofan engine and a nacelle (housing, separate from the fuselage, which holds engines, fuel, or equipment on an aircraft) with a reversing device. It is produced by ODK-Saturn under the terms of an equitable partnership with Safran for equipping the Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger aircraft. The engine and after-sales services are provided by PowerJet (a joint venture between Safran and UDK-Saturn).

ODK-Saturn and Safran Aircraft Engines agreed to carry out modernization (including a major revision of the digital automatic control system software) of the SaM146 engine in service to integrate it with the Be-200 aircraft and further certification of the re-motorized version. A three-year "road map" for the creation of three prototypes, designed for testing and certification was formed.

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