Honey­well to power Tex­tron Scor­pion air­craft


Honey­well Aero­space has been se­lected as the pro­duc­tion air­craft en­gine sup­plier for the Tex­tron AirLand Scor­pion air­craft. Honey­well’s proven TFE731-40AR-3S en­gine was pre­vi­ously se­lected for the de­vel­op­ment stage of the pro­gramme and this agree­ment has been ex­tended to the air­craft pro­duc­tion phase.

The Scor­pion is de­signed to per­form a wide range of di­verse mis­sions and of­fers one-of-a-kind in­tel­li­gence, surveil­lance, re­con­nais­sance and strike ca­pa­bil­i­ties at an un­matched value with low op­er­at­ing costs. The ma­ture, light­weight TFE731 en­gine com­ple­ments the air­craft’s multi-pur­pose role in the mar­ket­place.

“Se­lec­tion of Honey­well’s TFE731-40 en­gine for the Scor­pion con­tin­ues the strong part­ner­ship we’ve had with Tex­tron for over two decades,” said Mike Madsen, Pres­i­dent, De­fense and Space, Honey­well Aero­space. “Honey­well’s abil­ity to pro­vide a proven, re­li­able and high-per­for­mance en­gine for this plat­form helped Tex­tron AirLand bring this in­no­va­tive air­craft to mar­ket in a shorter time frame and cost-ef­fec­tive man­ner.”

Honey­well’s TFE731-40AR-3S en­gine will pro­vide the re­quired power, high re­li­a­bil­ity and re­duced op­er­a­tor ex­penses due to its longer in­spec­tion in­ter­vals, low parts count and low thrust spe­cific fuel con­sump­tion. This dif­fer­en­ti­ates Scor­pion from its com­peti­tors and en­ables it to ex­ceed op­er­a­tor re­quire­ments.

The TFE731-40AR-3S en­gine is the lat­est evo­lu­tion of the TFE731 fam­ily of en­gines that en­tered ser­vice in 1972. It has ac­cu­mu­lated more than 90 mil­lion hours of op­er­a­tion with ap­prox­i­mately 13,000 en­gines de­liv­ered, all backed by Honey­well’s un­matched global cus­tomer support net­work.

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