FSUE Gas-Turbine Engineering RPC Salut has successfully completed the first phase of engine longevity and performance bench tests in view of future deliveries of a new version of AL-31FN Series 3.

The AL-31FN Series 3 engine was run in the climatic test chamber of the Central Institute of Aviation Engine Studies in pursuance of a contract with PRC. The new engine variant has improved life-time (250 hours extension) and thrust (additional 1000 kg/f) performance versus its predecessor.

The test preparation and supervision work was assumed by Salut's Direction of R&D; Activity.


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