This paper presents a discussion of the design and test phases of the Low-Pressure Compressor (LPC) used in the FT8 Gas Turbine. Design objectives, including efficiency, durability, and stall margin goals, are covered along with actual test results indicating successful accomplishment of these objectives. Unique features of the test program and an overview of the FT8 Gas Generator in comparison to the JT8D Aircraft Engine are also presented.

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