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NPO Saturn raises the bar by embracing EU Safety Regulations

Russia-based NPO Saturn brought in Baines Simmons to help increase the organisation’s knowledge-base on the EASA regulatory requirements for the new SaM146 Engine.

The relationship between the two businesses began in December 2010 when a two-day training event was run by Baines Simmons to support NPO Saturn’s application for an EASA Part 21 POA for the new Sam146 engine. Baines Simmons was commissioned to deliver a second training course in April 2011 on Part 145, with the aim of generating understanding of the EASA requirements for maintenance organisations in relation to the same engine. The courses were held at NPO Saturn’s Rybinsk offices in Russia. These were attended by about 40 people comprising senior management from quality, design, production, procurement, engineering, commercial, technical inspection and human resources departments.

Russia-based NPO Saturn

NPO Saturn Quality Director, Sergey V Antropov with Baines Simmons Senior Consultant Kevin Hopwood

“We are excited to be bringing to the market an engine that combines the host of advantages required to succeed in a tough market. The SaM146 combines low cost of ownership, high fleet dispatch reliability, high levels of maintainability as well as meeting the most stringent environmental standards,” says Sergey V Antropov, Quality Director at NPO Saturn. “Adding Baines Simmons’ expertise to the mix is a great contribution to our understanding of the regulations in the western world.”

“We believe Baines Simmons offers an unparalleled insight into understanding regulatory requirements,” states Kevin Hopwood, Senior Consultant at Baines Simmons. “It was a pleasure to work with the people at NPO Saturn involved in such an interesting project.”

The SaM146 engine is an integrated propulsion system, comprising engine, equipment and nacelle, and combines a wealth of features that will guarantee its popularity in the hugely competitive world market. With financial support from SNECMA (France), NPO Saturn has designed the SaM146 for the new generation of jetliners in the 70-120 passenger class. It powers the new Superjet 100 aircraft family created by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (Russia) in co-operation with Alenia Aeronautica (Italy) and with the consulting support of Boeing (USA).