2007-12-09 - SaM146 flight testSaM146 engine tested on Il-76LL
Triebwerkstests gestartet<br /> On December 6, 2007 the SaM146 engine, developed and produced by PowerJet, a joint-venture between Snecma (SAFRAN group) and NPO Saturn, started its flight test campaign on LII Gromov's Il-76LL flying laboratory.
This is the first of the two scheduled steps of engine flight tests. The first part will take place in Zhukovsky, Russia. The second part of the tests will be carried out in Snecma Flight Testing Center in Istres, in the South-East of France. The flight test campaign objectives are: engine performance and operability, engine system operations under various flight conditions, engine start within the range of expected operating conditions and engine control systems.