In a previous post we outlined a potential low cost entrant into the fighter jet market, the Textron AirLand Scorpion. The jet engine that will power the Scorpion is the Honeywell TFE731-40AR-3S.
The lightweight TFE731 will support the Scorpion in a wide range of diverse missions. The aircraft will have intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities at low operating costs. Honeywell’s TFE731-40AR-3S will provide the required power, high reliability and reduced operator expenses through longer inspection intervals, low parts count and low thrust-specific fuel consumption.
With more than 90 million hours of operation and more than 13,000 engines delivered, the TFE731-40AR-3S is the latest evolution of the TFE731 family. The Textron AirLand Scorpion will set itself apart from the competition and exceed operator requirements with the engine selection.