The paper presents the results of numerical simulation of the effect of flow nonuniformities at the engine inlet on the working process of the engine fan. Flow nonuniformities is created by pushing the interceptor into the flow path of inlet device like as it is often done during field tests. The authors have created a numerical model capable of considering non-stationary processes in the fan using nonlinear harmonic analysis. As a result, qualitative and quantitative estimates were obtained of the influence of overlapping of the inlet duct by the interceptor on the main parameters of the fan workflow. It is shown that the more the duct is blocked, the more its parameters are deteriorated. Moreover, the deterioration is not linear, but according to the dependence of the 2nd order.