Honeywell’s TFE731-40AR-3S engine was selected for the next phase of the Textron AirLand Scorpion aircraft program. The engine was part of the development stage of the program and the recent selection will carry the engine through the production phase.
The lightweight TFE731 will support the Scorpion in a wide range of diverse missions. The aircraft will have intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities at low operating costs. Honeywell’s TFE731-40AR-3S will provide the required power, high reliability and reduced operator expenses through longer inspection intervals, low parts count and low thrust-specific fuel consumption.
With more than 90 million hours of operation and more than 13,000 engines delivered, the TFE731-40AR-3S is the latest evolution of the TFE731 family. The Textron AirLand Scorpion will set itself apart from the competition and exceed operator requirements with the engine selection.