Russia has conducted a successful flight test of an MGTD-20 gas turbine 3D-printed aircraft engine. The flight tests were held at Kazanbash aviation centre in Tatarstan. Its production is scheduled for 2021-2022.
With the new technology, the production time of the main engine elements has been reduced by 20 times and the cost of their production has been reduced by more than two times. 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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- President of Russia: Vladimir Putin.
- Capital of Russia: Moscow.