Stirling Solution for Hürjet

Stirling Solution for Hürjet 19 September, 2020

British Expleo Company announced from its social media accounts that its company Stirling Dynamics has been awarded a new contract from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) to provide technical assistance for the Hürjet, a twin-seat, single-engine supersonic advanced trainer and light combat aircraft. The Stirling Dynamics signed New Loads and Aeroelastics Consultancy Contract.

The company made a statement from its website and said;

This contract builds on previous support provided by Stirling Dynamics, which was initial consultancy to support TAI up to the Hürjet’s preliminary design review (PDR). Under the new contract, we will be supporting TAI’s engineering team as they work towards critical design review (CDR).  Our engineers will be providing support in several formats involving training and guidance, expert review, and off-site work packages. Technical areas of interest include flight and gust loads, buffet, flutter, and validation testing.

We are well placed to carry out this work due to our extensive experience supporting new aircraft design programmes across a range of aircraft through to certification and having an extensive background and proficiency in aircraft loads and aeroelastic. Henry Hackford, Stirling’s Aerospace Technical Services Business Unit Manager, commented: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work TAI again on their indigenous aircraft development programme.  The Hürjet contract is the realisation of a long-standing dialogue with TAI and provides an exceptional opportunity for us to demonstrate our key strengths.”

TAI is expecting to conduct the Hürjet’s maiden test flight in 2022.

Aeroelasticity is the branch of physics and engineering studying the interactions between the inertial, elastic, and aerodynamic forces occurring while an elastic body is exposed to fluid flow.

Hürjet had an intensive schedule. PDR was planned for late July 2019 and CDR for late July 2020. This year on August it was understood that the CDR programme would be in delay.

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