EASA Certifies TPE331-12JR Engine For Caravan Ops | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Sun, Apr 10, 2011

EASA Certifies TPE331-12JR Engine For Caravan Ops

Engine Delivers 40% More Power, Reduces Operational Costs For Cessna Caravans

EASA has certified Honeywell’s TPE331-12JR turboprop engine for the Cessna Caravan, which reportedly enables European operators to take advantage of the engine’s improved power, lower cost, enhanced fuel efficiency, and low noise levels. Texas Turbine Conversions, Inc., a major Honeywell partner in this market, helped drive this important milestone.

With the TPE331-12JR engine, Honeywell claims that operators experience up to 40-percent more power than the production engine. They also save as much as $40 per hour in operations costs due to longer maintenance intervals, fewer lifecycle-limited parts and better fuel efficiency when compared to the standard OEM engine. The engine also passes Germany’s stringent maximum fly-over noise level of 78 dB(A).

Donnerflug Aviation Services, a Germany-based skydiving operator, owns a Honeywell-powered Cessna Caravan conversion aircraft from Texas Turbines. Since operating the plane, Donnerflug has seen nearly a 77 percent increase in business due to greater capacity per flight and ability to attract new skydiving customers. “We have attracted more jumpers and have been able to accommodate other business activities. This aircraft differentiates us from our local competitors and is directly tied to our success,” said Markus Bastuck, managing partner and pilot, Donnerflug Aviation Services GMbH.

The TPE331-12JR has demonstrated improved maintenance intervals of up to 3,500 hours between hot section and 7,000 hours between overhaul further reducing cost of operation. At cruise, the TPE331-12JR burns as much as four gallons an hour less fuel for similar speeds than the original production motor on the Caravan.

The TPE331 engine series now includes 18 engine models and 106 configurations. More than 13,000 engines have been delivered to date and more than 116 million hours of flight time have been accumulated. The TPE331 is one of the most reliable and proven turboprop engines in the world.

FMI: www.honeywell.com, www.honeywellnow.com


More News

Airborne 11.25.15: Blue Origin Reusable Rocket!, AMA Reacts, Transgender Pilots

Also: UK CAA, E-Fest 2015, Citizens In Space, Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon Jet, CFM LEAP-1A, Tuskegee's Milton Crenchaw ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&vid>[...]

SpaceX Rocket Debris Found Near The U.K. Isles Of Scilly

Piece Is A Panel From The Interstage Module From ISS Resupply Mission CRS-4 Launched Over A Year Ago A panel from a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster was found floating in the ocean Thursday>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.15)

National Coalition for Aviation Education The National Coalition for Aviation Education is a membership organization that was formed in 1993 when the founding member groups signed >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.28.15): Flight Recorder

A general term applied to any instrument or device that records information about the performance of an aircraft in flight or about conditions encountered in flight.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.28.15)

"The markings show an American flag. It looks like it’s an American rocket and is similar to the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 which blew up shortly after take-off from Cape Canav>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC