Turkey First Indigenous Helicopter Engine to be Ready for Integration This Year

  • By Our Bureau
  • 09:14 AM, June 23, 2020
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Turkey’s Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank announced June 20 that the TS1400 engine will be delivered in 2020 for integration into the T-625 Gökbey Utility Helicopter.

Mustafa Varank also said that “Core of the T-625 helicopter’s engine was tested at TAI,”

The TAI T625 Gökbey is a twin-engine light transport/utility helicopter developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries.

The TS1400 engine, will power the T-625 Gökbey utility helicopter as well as the T129 ATAK combat helicopter. First integration is marked for theT-625 but details of the integration into the T129 are not yet known.

In September 2018, T-625 rotorcraft powered by two CTS-800-4A turboshaft engines made its maiden flight at Ankara. The T625 is expected to weigh 5 tonnes and is in the interim powered by two LHTEC CTS800 engines.

A modified engine TS1400 will power T129 ATAK Helicopter, The T129 ATAK gunship, built by TAI under license from the Italian-British company AgustaWestland, also uses the CTS-800-4A engine.