TPE331 Engine Selected to Power India’s Latest Military Trainer Prototype

June 25, 2015

Building on our success in India, Honeywell has been selected by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to provide engines for the new fuel-efficient, high performance HTT-40 military trainer prototype. The TPE331-12B will power the aircraft, and by choosing the reliable and efficient turboprop engine, HAL will be able to simulate a wide range of aircraft types and demonstrate the platform’s ability to deliver improved fuel efficiency, greater reliability and increased levels of performance.

Commenting on the selection of the engine, Arijit Ghosh, president, Honeywell Aerospace India said, “Our TPE331-12B is one of the most widely used and capable turboprop engines in service today," he went on to say "With our engine at its core, HAL’s new, locally developed HTT-40 will offer pilots rapid acceleration, low fuel consumption, improved reliability and the ability to train for a wide range of missions.”

Honeywell has delivered more than 13,000 TPE331 engines for both military and civil application around the world, with the engine family completing more than 122 million flight hours to date, From light general aircraft to the world’s most advanced unmanned aerial vehicles, the TPE331 is recognized for its ability to enable short takeoff and rapid climb and cruise, while at the same time offering very low fuel consumption – important attributes for the Indian Air Force’s future training aircraft.