Honey­well to power mil­i­tary train­ing air­craft pro­to­type

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENTS -

Air­bus De­fence and Space is about to recom­mence de­liv­er­ies of Air­bus A400M air­craft fol­low­ing the lift­ing of all re­main­ing flight re­stric­tions on new pro­duc­tion air­craft by Span­ish reg­u­la­tor DGAM.

As a re­sult, all A400Ms are now cleared for flight pro­vided they have un­der­gone the checks spec­i­fied by the man­u­fac­turer in the alert op­er­a­tor trans­mis­sion (AOT) of May19, 2015. Air­bus De­fence and Space’s own three de­vel­op­ment air­craft, and the 12 air­craft de­liv­ered to cus­tomers prior to the ac­ci­dent were not af­fected by the re­stric­tions.

The pro­duc­tion plan for the year is un­der re­view fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent but cur­rently is still tar­get­ing at least 13 air­craft in 2015, plus up to four more sub­ject to flighttest re­sults due this sum­mer.

Two air­craft which were due for de­liv­ery at the time of the ac­ci­dent are ex­pected to be de­liv­ered in a mat­ter of days with a num­ber of oth­ers to fol­low in the com­ing weeks.

Head of Mil­i­tary Air­craft Fer­nando

Honey­well Aerospace has been se­lected by In­dia’s Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Ltd (HAL). to pro­vide the en­gine for its pro­to­type HTT-40 mil­i­tary train­ing air­craft. Honey­well’s TPE331-12B tur­bo­prop en­gine will en­able HAL to sim­u­late a wide range of air­craft types with its new air­craft and demon­strate the plat­form’s abil­ity to de­liver im­proved fuel ef­fi­ciency, greater re­li­a­bil­ity and in­creased per­for­mance com­pared with pre­vi­ous train­ing air­craft.

“Our TPE331-12B is one of the most widely used and ca­pa­ble tur­bo­prop en­gines in ser­vice to­day,” said Ari­jit Ghosh, Pres­i­dent, Honey­well Aerospace In­dia. “With our en­gine at its core, HAL’s new, lo­cally de­vel­oped HTT-

The Min­istry of In­te­rior of Saudi Ara­bia has pur­chased in open com­pe­ti­tion, and af­ter car­ry­ing out a com­plete eval­u­a­tion, four C295W air­craft to en­hance its ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The C295W has been cho­sen based on its demon­strated ex­cel­lent op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­i­ties in hot and se­vere con­di­tions and its proven af­ford­able main­te­nance and op­er­a­tional costs.

“We are very proud that the C295W is join­ing the Air­bus A330 MRTT multi-role tanker trans­port and CN235 trans­ports pre­vi­ously or­dered by Saudi Ara­bia. We greatly ap­pre­ci­ate the con­fi­dence shown in the C295W by a na­tion with long ex­per­tise in op­er­at­ing mil­i­tary air­craft in desert con­di­tions”, said An­to­nio Ro­dríguez Bar­berán, Head of Com­mer­cial for Mil­i­tary Air­craft.

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