Turkey's Hurkus-B makes successful first flight

February 1, 2018
Turkey's indigenous trainer Hurkus-B has successfully performed its first test flight at Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) facility.

Following the completion of successful test flight tests as engine, avionics, stability and flight test execution excellence will be carried out.
After 90 flight hours of planned sorties it will take its part in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces.
President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Temel Kotil said that after Hurkus -A, which was built for civilian use, the B-model was been designed for the Turkish Armed Forces. Kotil said: 'HÜRKUŞ-B is 100kg lighter, faster, more modern and stronger than Hurkus-A. This version has a more stable and comprehensive design'.
TAI sees the new military variant as an ideal jet trainer with cockpit and all systems such as ejection seat, oxygen support, and landing gears weight resistance designed as a jet cockpit.

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