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Safran Ardiden 3 Series

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Variants:   WZ16

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Safran ACHIEVEs first run of more-electric engine
February 20, 2023
The hybrid electric turboprop demonstrator is an electrical machine with an electronic power converter and controllers. This enables taxiing without power directly from the turbine engines or in-flight electric assistance.
Safran helicopter engine drives progress in China
November 12, 2019
Also known as the Ardiden 3C, the French-Chinese WZ16 is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,700-2,000 shp range. It has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines and AECC.
Engine approved for China's H175 variant
October 21, 2019
WZ16 type certification from the Chinese authorities marks a major milestone for Safran Helicopter Engines and AECC. The turboshaft is being installed in China's AVIC AC352 helicopter.
June 24, 2019First turboprop demo ground run completed by Safran
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