TAI’s Hurkus Tandem Two-Seat Trainer Gains EASA, Turkish Validation

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 8, 2016
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TAI Hurkus trainer cockpit
TAI Hurkus trainer cockpit. Photo: Universal Avionics

[Avionics Today 09-08-2016] Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) HürkuÅŸ tandem two-seat trainer has completed all flight testing and obtained a Type Certificate (TC) from the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as well as a validation certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The primary and basic trainer aircraft was designed and manufactured by TAI as a low wing single engine turboprop aircraft.

Onboard the aircraft, each flight deck includes two Universal Avionics Radio Control Units (RCU) and two EFI-890R Advanced Flight Displays to be used as Primary Flight Displays (PFD). The aircraft is primarily being built to meet the requirements of the Turkish Air Force Command (TAF). It will be used to execute basic pilot training, instrument flying, navigation training, and weapons and formation training missions. In addition, the TAI HürkuÅŸ will be exported as a civilian and military flight trainer aircraft.

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