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TS-1400 Turboshaft Engine’s Core Engine Test Acceptance Process Accomplished

January 15, 2020. President of Defence Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR received information on the latest developments of the TS1400 Turboshaft Engine by conducting an on-site examination in Eskişehir after the serial production delivery ceremony of the TEI-PD170 Engine.

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Sharing up-to-date information about the project with the President of Defence Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR, TUSAŞ Engine Industry’s Chairman & President  Prof. Mahmut Faruk AKŞİT said, “We have successfully completed the Core Engine Test acceptance process, which is one of the important milestones of the Turboshaft Engine Development Project, on December 16-17, 2019, with the participation of the representatives from the Presidency of Defence Industries and the Turkish Armed Forces.”

The first ignition of the TS1400 engine, which will be the first indigenous helicopter engine of our country, was successfully realized in 2018 after the first parts manufacturing was completed in 2017. Within the scope of the Core Engine Test conducted on December 16, the calibration, configuration checks, 1.45-hour test execution, test result evaluation, and critical part FPI evaluation were successfully completed without any negative findings. In the preparation process prior to the Core Engine Test, more than 200 preparatory tests were carried out, reaching up to 32,000 engine revolutions, including a total of 18 engine assemblies with 2 engines, some of which exceeded 3 hours.