Honeywell to Power Textron Scorpion Aircraft

November 13, 2014 | PHOENIX

Image courtesy of Textron Airland

Honeywell’s TFE731 engine to provide competitive edge 

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has been selected as the production aircraft engine supplier for the Textron AirLand Scorpion aircraft. Honeywell’s proven TFE731-40AR-3S engine was previously selected for the development stage of the program and this agreement has been extended to the aircraft production phase.

The Scorpion is designed to perform a wide range of diverse missions and offers one-of-a-kind intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities at an unmatched value with low operating costs. The mature, lightweight TFE731 engine complements the aircraft’s multipurpose role in the marketplace.

"Selection of Honeywell’s TFE731-40 engine for the Scorpion continues the strong partnership we’ve had with Textron for over two decades," said Mike Madsen, president, Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace.

"Honeywell’s ability to provide a proven, reliable and high-performance engine for this platform helped Textron AirLand bring this innovative aircraft to market in a shorter timeframe and cost-effective manner."

Honeywell’s TFE731-40AR-3S engine will provide the required power, high reliability and reduced operator expenses due to its longer inspection intervals, low parts count and low thrust specific fuel consumption. This differentiates Scorpion from its competitors and enables it to exceed operator requirements.

The TFE731-40AR-3S engine is the latest evolution of the TFE731 family of engines that entered service in 1972. It has accumulated more than 90 million hours of operation with more than 13,000 engines delivered, all backed by Honeywell’s unmatched global customer support network.

Honeywell engines have been at the forefront of aircraft propulsion for more than 60 years. Honeywell has produced more than 70,000 engines, logged millions of service hours on fixed and rotary wing platforms, and continues to make significant strides in performance and reliability, saving our customers money in reduced operation costs. Most recently Honeywell’s HTF7000 turbofan engine has continued that legacy, winning new positions on the Challenger 350 and Legacy 500 business jets. 

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About Textron AirLand, LLC
Textron AirLand, LLC is a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises, LLC with the purpose of designing and manufacturing an affordable, capable jet platform based on commercially available technologies and processes for the tactical military jet aviation market. More information about our initial aircraft is available at

About Honeywell
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo.

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

Nicole Stewart

Nicole Stewart

Senior Media Relations Manager

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