Europrop International (EPI) has welcomed the Turkish Air Force as the second operator of the TP400 powered Airbus A400M transport aircraft. The A400M is powered by four of EPI’s TP400 engines each generating 11,000 shaft horsepower, making them the most powerful turboprops in the Western world.
EPI President Ian Crawford said: “We are pleased to welcome Turkey as an operator of the TP400 engine and I’m sure that the Turkish Air Force will now enjoy new levels of performance and capability as it begins operations with this powerful new force in military transport.
“With customer deliveries now ramping up this is an exciting new phase for the EPI team as we focus on supporting entry into service.”
The TP400 was designed specifically for the A400M airlifter, and features proven technologies developed by the four EPI partners on other commercial and military engines.
The engine achieved civil certification in May 2011 and has now amassed nearly 21,000 engine flight hours.
Notes to Editors
EPI Europrop International GmbH was created by four leading European aero-engine companies (Industria de Turbo Propulsores, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Snecma (Safran)) to manage the TP400 engine programme. Designed to power the Airbus Military A400M military transport, the TP400 is the most powerful turboshaft engine in the West. It features a three-shaft configuration and will deliver a maximum power output of 11,000 shaft horsepower.