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HF120 Turbofan Engine Development Test for Type Certificate

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.26 No.2

Summary

Honda and General Electric Company have performed component certification tests, engine certification tests, as well as associated engineering tests, to verify conformity with regulations in order to obtain United States Federal Aviation Administration Type Certificate for the HF120 turbofan engine. The results of these tests confirmed that the HF120 turbofan engine satisfies the airworthiness requirements and exhaust emission regulation requirements of the United States Federal Aviation Regulations Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Parts 33 and 34.
A total of 190 certification test plans and reports were submitted in the development of the HF120 turbofan engine, and on December 13, 2013, a Type Certificate was received from the United States Federal Aviation Administration.

Reference

(1) Fire protection, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.17
(2) Accessory attachments, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.25
(3) Endurance test, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.87
(4) Teardown inspection, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.93
(5) Surge and stall characteristics, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.65
(6) Vibration test, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.83
(7) Bird ingestion, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.76
(8) Blade containment and rotor unbalance tests, 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part33 Amendment 30 Section 33.94

Author (organization or company)

Ryosuke SHIBATA(Aircraft Engine R&D Center)、Katsumasa ISHIKAWA(Aircraft Engine R&D Center)、Ryo KODAMA(Aircraft Engine R&D Center)、Shuu TAGUCHI(Aircraft Engine R&D Center)、Hidehiko NAKATA(Aircraft Engine R&D Center)

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