GE Aviation’s H80 engine has been given type approval by Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to operate on aircraft in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The H80 will be installed on the modified version of the Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft, produced by Czech Aircraft Industries. The H80 will increase the cost of the aircraft 7%-10%. However, the Russian government will subsidize nearly one-third of the cost. From 2009-2011, 17 L-410s were sold in ...

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