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Hurkus Passes EASA Test Flight 31 March, 2016

The Hurkus, an indigenous basic trainer built by Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), passed a critical flight test that may pave the way for its certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).TAI announced that two Hurkus prototypes, HUR01 and HUR02 were tested by EASA’s flight test pilot and flight test engineer on March 22-25.The company said the tests were performed successfully after six sorties of certification adaptation flights. EASA’s test flight pilot and engineer “did not find any incompatibility” for certification, the company said. 
For the Hurkus program, TAI has signed two contracts with Turkey’s procurement agency: one for prototype development and the other for serial production.Under the June 2014 serial production contract, TAI will deliver 15 aircraft with a follow on option for 40 more.

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