|One Million Flight Hours for the M53 Engine|
One Million Flight Hours for the M53 Engine
Source: Snecma Moteurs.
Paris, France -- (SNECMA) November 5, 2002 -- The M53 engine has now logged over a million hours a flight, a milestone that confirms the high reliability and operational qualities of this engine.
The M53 engine powers all versions of the Dassault Aviation Mirage 2000. There are now 620 M53 engines in service, deployed by the armed forces of Egypt, France, Greece, India, Peru, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Taiwan.
The M53 is a powerful, reliable and combat-proven military aircraft engine, with excellent controllability and a vast flight envelope. It is also known for its low maintenance costs.
Snecma Moteurs is now offering a new M53-PX3 version, replacing the current M53-P2, for both new contracts and retrofits. Drawing on experience with the new-generation M88, it is designed to increase engine performance (faster acceleration, higher maximum thrust) and reduce maintenance costs and fuel consumption.
Snecma Moteurs plans to carry out M53-PX3 development and manufacture in collaboration with our customers and/or the industry in these countries.
Twenty years after the first flight of the M53, the new PX3 version will keep users at the cutting edge of combat engine technology.
Snecma Moteurs is one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft and rocket engines, with a wide range of propulsion systems on offer. The company designs and builds commercial aircraft engines that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly, along with military aircraft engines that have always delivered world-class performance.
Snecma Moteurs leads the team of European companies that make propulsion systems for the Ariane launcher, and also develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for other launch vehicles, satellites and space vehicles.