Honeywell to power military training aircraft prototype
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.
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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.