The Turbine Aeronautics Family of Engines
The Proof of Concept TA120TP turboprop engine was initially developed with the aim of being the first prototype for a ‘family’ of engines based on a core design which would suit multiple applications and service the current gaps in the Light/Sport, Experimental Category, Personal Jet aircraft, and Military/Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV/Drone) markets.
The 200hp TA200TP engine will now be the launch engine for the range of engines to be offered by Turbine Aeronautics.
Disruptive to incumbent piston/reciprocating engine manufacturers, the Turbine Aeronautics family of engines are small, lightweight, high power to weight ratio, multi-stage gas turbine engines which utilise a modern design, exotic materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to deliver category-leading performance and physical characteristics as well as enhanced safety at competitive/comparable prices.
Competitive Advantages and Features
The TA120TP – Proof of Concept engine (actual photo)
The TA120TP POC engine – 3D CAD drawing
The Turbine Aeronautics engines intend to incorporate the following features which will offer significant competitive advantages over incumbent piston engine offerings:
1. Ceramic coated hot section components where required
2. Advanced compressor & turbine design
3. Utilises the latest manufacturing techniques
4. Small size
5. Light weight
6. Diverse fuels