Russian Helicopters Ka-62 flew for the first time with Safran's Ardiden 3G engine April 28 at the helicopter manufacturer's plant in Arsenyev. The engine went through testing and development since its first ground run in April 2013. The engine will obtain type-certification in 2016. One of the 1,700- to 2,000-shp Ardiden 3 engine family, the Ardiden 3G features a compact modular architecture. The gas generator module comprises two centrifugal stages attached to a reverse-flow combustion chamber, a single-stage gas generator turbine, a two-stage power turbine and dual-channel FADEC.
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