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Hurkus trainer receives type certification

Hurkus trainer receives type certification 12 July, 2016

Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI's) Hurkus trainer aircraft has received air worthiness type certification from EASA and DGCA, the company announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. 

The Hurkus-A trainer aircraft was awarded a CS-23 Validation Type Certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and an Aircraft Type Certificate by the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Both bodies refer to the Hurkus as the TT32.

Hurkus-A is a basic trainer aircraft that made its maiden flight in 2013. A more advanced Hurkus-B version that features a glass cockpit, being developed by Aselsan, is on order for the Turkish Air Force (an initial order of 15 plus options for 40 more).

According to TAI achieving type certification included over 500 flight hours and 4,000 hours of full scale fatigue testing.

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