Snecma has begun testing the core engine demonstrator for its Silvercrest business-jet turbofan at its Villaroche facility in France. The core engine includes the centrifugal compressor designed by Safran Group sister company Turbomeca. Covering the 9,500-12,000lb thrust (42.3-53.4kN) range, the Silvercrest is being offered to power super mid-size and large-cabin, long-range business jets. Snecma says the engine will also meet the power demands of next-generation 40- to 60-seat regional jets.

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Source: Flight International