Turkey’s T625 Gökbey utility helicopter is currently undergoing certification trials, Temel Kotil, CEO and General Manager of Turkish Aerospace, has said.
The six-tonne helicopter made its maiden flight in September 2018. It has been designed and developed by Turkish Aircraft Industries Corporation (TAI) in a project that commenced in 2013.
Deliveries of the new helicopter are expected to start in 2021. Its current iteration is powered by two CTS-800-4A turboshaft engines, which are the same type currently powering the T129 ATAK attack helicopter.