Turbomeca Makila

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Turboméca Makila cutaway.jpg
Cutaway view of a Turbomeca Makila
Type Free-turbine turboshaft
National origin France
Manufacturer Turbomeca/SAFRAN
First run 1976
Major applications Aérospatiale Super Puma
Denel Rooivalk
Number built 2,200

The Turbomeca Makila is a family of French turboshaft engines for helicopter use, first run in 1976 and flown in 1977.[1]

Typical power output is around 1,300 kW (1,700 hp).[2] As of 2012, some 2,200 had been built.[2]



Makila 1A
Makila 1A1
Makila 1A2
Makila 1A4
Makila 2A
Makila 2A1
Makila 2B

Specifications (Makila 2A)[edit]

Data from Turbomeca.[3]

General characteristics

  • Type: Free-turbine turboshaft
  • Length: 1,836 mm (72 in)
  • Diameter: 498 mm (20 in)
  • Dry weight: 278.9 kg (including FADEC)


  • Compressor: 3-stage axial flow LP, single-stage centrifugal flow HP
  • Combustors: Annular
  • Turbine: 2-stage axial flow free turbine


See also[edit]

Related lists


  1. ^ Flight International - Turbomeca Makila www.flightglobal.com Retrieved: 3 January 2012
  2. ^ a b SAFRAN - Turbomeca Makila Archived 2012-01-20 at the Wayback Machine www.turbomeca.com Retrieved: 3 January 2012
  3. ^ Turbomeca Makila - Manufacturer's data sheet. Archived 2012-04-27 at the Wayback Machine www.turbomeca.com Retrieved: 3 January 2012
  • Gunston, Bill (1986). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens.