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Honeywell Engines to Power Textron AirLand’s Scorpion Aircraft

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 14, 2014
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Textron AirLand Scorpion demonstration flight at the 2014 Royal International Air Tattoo
Textron AirLand Scorpion demonstration flight at the 2014 Royal International Air Tattoo. Photo: Airwolfhound (flickr)

[Avionics Today 11-14-2014] The Textron AirLand Scorpion aircraft will fly with Honeywell Aerospace TFE731-40AR-3S engines as it enters into production. This extends the agreement between Textron and Honeywell as the engine was previously selected for the development stage of the program.

The Scorpion was designed with the aim to perform a wide range of diverse missions and offer Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities at a low operating cost. The mature, lightweight TFE731 engine complements the aircraft's multipurpose role in the marketplace, according to a statement released by Honeywell, by allowing it to stay light and cost-effective.

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  • ABarfuss

    Two light weight Honey Well TFE731 engines per aircraft. Will this provide 16,000 pounds thrust or only 8,000 pounds?

    Does the gun have enough rounds in the drum for a good dog fight and what size rounds.

    It appears from what I am seeing to be a slow aircraft with multiple functions is it basic air to ground in reality?