MTR MTR390

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MTR390
Eurocopter Tiger UHT engine.jpg
Type Turboshaft
Manufacturer MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce
First run December 1989
Major applications Eurocopter Tiger

The MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 is a turboshaft developed for light helicopter applications by MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce (MTR). The engine is designed to power helicopters in the weight range of 5-7 tonnes in both single and twin engine configurations. So far the only application is the Eurocopter Tiger. Test runs of the MTR390 began in 1989 and the first test flight was performed in 1991. The MTR390 received military certification in May 1996 and civil approval in June 1997.

An uprated version, the MTR390-E (Enhanced), is being developed with Spain's ITP.[1]

Variants[edit]

MTR390-2C
Production engine
MTR390-E
Enhanced variant under development

Applications[edit]

Specifications (MTR390)[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Centrifugal Turboshaft
  • Length: 42.4 in (108 cm)
  • Diameter: 26.8 in (68 cm)
  • Dry weight: 372 lb (169 kg)

Components

Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mtr390.com/_mtri/index.php?rubric=mtri_technical_information
  2. ^ Gas Turbine Engines. Aviation Week & Space Technology Source Book 2009. p. 121.

External links[edit]