Lyulka Saturn recently completed test runs of a low-pressure compressor for its AL-55 engine, making a significant step toward the company's goal of running a complete AL-55 by year-end or in early 2000. Five prototypes will be built for initial development and certification trials, before production is scheduled to begin by MMPP Salyut in Moscow, and Ufa Engine Industrial Assn. Target unit sales price for the basic engine is estimated at $600,000 or less. Lyulka is ...


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