Hi,lets hope engine service life doesn't go down any further, if i am not wrong its reduced to half already. next u looking for sunday to sunday engine life . which i dont think so would be the case as its not like RD33 to RD93 transition, alot has changed as per the info available. i am looking for decent thrust gain with either same service life or maybe more. m betting on the later along with better security/reliability measures considering its for JF17 single engine.
There is a different perspective to engine life---. 2200 hrs is not a bad for an engine that meets and exceed Paf's requirement for the JF17 aircraft and that at a price of US$1 million a pop.
Now calculate the same for a european or an american engine that is 5 million a pop.
What is it's engine life---6000 hours---. So then which one is better---? Plus the Paf's techs and engineers have a free hand with the RD93 with repairs---maintenance and any upgrades or modifications.
Paf treats the russians right---they bend over backwards to make Paf happy + the success of russian engine on a Paf aircraft is an overall success of their engine building program---.