Turbomeca (Safran), and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed Today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Paris Air Show to establish a joint venture in India that will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul for Turbomeca and HAL engines installed on HAL-produced helicopters.
Therefore the engine fleet which will be addressed is the TM333 and Shakti engines. Together, Turbomeca and HAL intend to offer their Indian customers a first-class service, with the goal of optimizing engine availability.
With a fleet of over 1,000 engines, including 250 TM333 and 250 Shakti, India’s armed Forces are the largest operator of Turbomeca-designed engines in the country.
Shakti is the Indian designation of the Turbomeca Ardiden 1, co-developed with HAL, and produced under license. This joint venture will boost the “Make-in-India” drive, considering the forecast that around 1,000 Shakti engines will be flying in India over the coming years.
Shakti is fitted to HAL’s ALH/Dhruv rotorcraft. Over the past years, the engine has been selected to power the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and the new, HAL-designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter), a three-ton single-engine aircraft under development.
Turbomeca (Safran) announced today that it has been investigating and running tests on its TECH3000 components and modules this year to address need of greater performance and reduced environmental footprint of new-generation heavy rotorcraft. The TECH3000 demonstrator enables Turbomeca to validate the design and core performances of such new high power engines for the heavy helicopter market
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
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
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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
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Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited announced Thursday that it has selected Honeywell Aerospace to provide the engine for its prototype HTT-40 military training aircraft. Honeywells TPE331-12B turboprop engine will enable Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to simulate a wide range of aircraft types with its new aircraft and demonstrate the platforms ability to deliver improved fuel efficiency, greater reliability and increased performance compared with previous training aircraft
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