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Thursday, June 18, 2015

CTS800 Selected To Power Turkish Helicopter

A129 MangustaTurkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has chosen the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company’s (LHTEC) CTS800 turboshaft as the powerplant for Turkey’s twin-engine indigenous utility helicopter program.

The decision, announced at the Paris Air Show on June 16, represents the first commercial use of the 1,360-1,700 shp T800 engine.

The engine was designed primarily for use in the Sikorsky Boeing RAH-66 Comanche scout helicopter, but has more recently been adopted for use in the AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat and the Super Lynx Mk300 helicopters.

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