Turbomeca will be powering Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter(LUH) with Ardiden 1H1 and Ardiden 1U engine respectively.
The new HAL designed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), a three-ton single-engine aircraft, is still under development.
Featuring state-of-the-art technologies, the Ardiden 1 family develops 1,400 shp. The Ardiden 1H1 variant was EASA-certified in 2009 and more than 250 units have already been co-produced, under the ‘Shakti’ designation, with Hindustan Aeronautics.
First bench testing of the Ardiden 1U, the single-engine variant, took place in early December 2014 and first models were delivered to HAL by the end of 2014. EASA type-certification is scheduled for 2017.
“Our participation in the LCH and LUH programme builds on our track-record, established since 2003, of cooperating on the Shakti project. We are extremely proud of the continued confidence placed in us by HAL," said Olivier Andriès, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca.
Turbomeca has received EASA type-certification for its Arriel 2N turboshaft. The new engine delivers 17% more take-off power (986 shp/735 kW compared to 840 shp/626 kW) than the current Arriel 2C and it also offers lower operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance over its predecessors
Turbomeca (Safran) is setting up new manufacturing capability at its facility in France for serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing, or 3D printing process. Bordes facility in France is one of the first of its kind to serial produce additive components for aerospace propulsion industry in France
Turbomeca will showcase its Ardiden 3C and Arrius 2 turboshaft engines at Zhuhai Airshow 2014, from 11th to 16th November 2014, the company said in a statement Monday. Developed in 50-50 partnership with Avic Engine, Ardiden 3C was ground tested for the first time in Bordes (France) in November 2013
Turbomeca, part of the Safran group, has signed a contract with Saab AB for the repair and overhaul of Arrius 2K2 modules and engines installed on A109 LUH helicopters of the Swedish Air Force. The contract is a customized Global Support Package (GSP) for the Swedish Air Force A109 LUHS helicopters equipped with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2K2
ANAHEIM: Turbomeca has signed with Russian Helicopters / Kamov and with Helicopter Services Company contracts for the development and serial engine production of the Arrius 2G1 to be installed on the Ka-226T, the Russian twin-engine helicopter with double counter-rotating rotor. At this time Russia is experiencing a need for light helicopters capable of multiple missions such as transport, EMS, aerial work and surveillance
BORDES, France --- Following the contract signed between Eurocopter and the Brazilian Army and Navy for 50 EC 725 helicopters to be delivered between 2010 and 2016, Turbomeca do Brasil will be the partner of the local military forces, providing notably support for the Makila 2A engines.>> The Makila 2A engines, powering the twin engine EC 725 helicopter, will be assembled, tested and overhauled at Turbomeca do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
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State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Saturday launched the production of the 5.8 ton category Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to fulfill an Indian MoD order for 15 helicopters
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