Type test of D-18T Series 3M test engine

28.08.2015, SE Ivchenko Progress started the development and type tests of the first D-18T Series 3M test engine. The engine is built on the basis of experimental D-18T Series 3.
Distinctive parts and assemblies of Series 3M are manufactured at JSC Motor Sich and SE Ivchenko Progress.Measures introduced into D-18T Series 3M structure will increase the service life of the “hot section” and reduce levels of noise and emission below ICAO 2014 limits. The mentioned measures will allow to operate Ruslan and Mriya aircraft powered with D-18T Series 3M successfully until 2050, assuring more than 50% of global market in the off-gauge and extra heavy cargo air transportation in compliance with ICAO Guidelines on noise and emissions.