2007-12-16 - Silvercrest testsSnecma tests Silvercrest core engine
Neues Triebwerk auf dem Prüfstand<br /> Snecma announces the beginning of the test campaign of the Silvercrest core engine demonstrator at its Villaroche test facility in France.
The core demonstrator is fully instrumented with temperature, pressure and vibration sensors. The extensive and comprehensive development and testing program will validate the full range of the core's capability and performance. The core demonstrator paves the way to the design of the new Silvercrest family of engines bringing spectacular advances in performance, reliability and environmental friendliness over current generation engines.
The Silvercrest engine family, developing 9,500 to 12,000 lb of thrust, is intended for super-midsize to large business jets. The typical Silvercrest application will be a large cabin, long-range aircraft. The engine design integrates specific features that will also meet the needs of 40 to 60-seat regional jets whenever relevant market conditions allow carriers to replace their existing fleets.