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Russia successfully holds flight test of 3D-printed aircraft engine

Russia has for the first time conducted a successful flight test of a 3D-printed aircraft engine, and its production is scheduled for 2021-2022, the press service of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects in the Defense Industry told Sputnik.


“Russia has for the first time conducted flight tests of the MGTD-20 gas turbine engine made by 3D-printing,” the statement said. The flight tests were held at Kazanbash aviation center in Tatarstan. In December 2019, the foundation reported successful bench tests of small-sized gas turbine aircraft engines made using 3D printing technology. 


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