BENGALURU: Defense PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Hal) said on Wednesday that he has signed a contract with honeywellThe 88 engine (TPE331-12B), to power its Hindustan Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40), cost more than $100 million to supply and manufacture the kit as well as maintenance and support services.
“HAL has successfully developed a Basic Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40) to meet the training requirements of Indian Air Force (IAF). There is a potential requirement of 70 aircraft. contract with the same Indian Air Force The approval is in advanced stage,” said HAL CMD R Madhavan.
Eric waltersSenior Director (OE Sales), Honeywell said that the TPE331-12 family of engines has proven itself in operation across the globe, and we provide engine support kits as well as engines within the stipulated time to meet the requirements. and committed to delivering. Indian Air Force.
“Honeywell is committed to supporting exports of HTT-40 aircraft in the coming years along with other engine programs that are currently on the radar. This contract will pave the way for future collaborations between HAL and Honeywell,” Walters said. .
The TPE331-12B engine is a single shaft turboprop engine with integral inlet and gearbox, two-stage centrifugal compressor, power turbine, gearbox, three stage axial turbine and turbine exhaust diffuser as well as EEC for reliable power and excellent operating characteristics.
“The HTT-40 prototypes are powered by the TPE331-12B engine and have been in service well since 2014. Entering this ‘Manufacturing and Repair License Agreement’ for the Honeywell TPE331-12B turboprop engine is one of the 70 HTT-40 executions The major milestone is the aircraft contract with the IAF,” HAL said.
The PSU stated that it was working closely with Honeywell to support the export potential of the HTT-40, adding: “HAL and Honeywell are engaged in the manufacturing of other sectors such as 1 MW turbo generators, TPE331-10GP/12JR engines. Looking for repairs and overhauls. dornier aircraft,” the statement read.