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GE’s H75 turboprop selected to power Turbine Venom aircraft

News International-French

18 May 2016

Produced entirely of carbon fiber and graphite, the Turbine Venom takes advantage of hight strength and light-weight materials to achieve a projected speed of 350 knots true airspeed (TAS) and a climb rate exceeding 6000 feet per minute.

The Turbine Venom is an aircraft manufactured on an approved FAA kit build status. Produced entirely of carbon fiber and graphite, the Turbine Venom takes advantage of superior strength and light-weight materials to achieve a projected speed of 350 knots true airspeed (TAS) and a climb rate exceeding 6000 feet per minute. The aircraft will come standard with a full Garmin suite of Avionics and 140 gallons of fuel giving it a 1,100 nautical mile range.

The GE H75 engine was selected by Turbine Air Corporation to power the Turbine Legend because of its extremely robust design, along with a 4000 hour time between overhaul (TBO), no hot section requirement and zero fuel nozzle maintenance.

The H Series turboprop family incorporates GE's 3-D aerodynamic design techniques and advanced materials to create a powerful, fuel-efficient, durable engine with no recurrent fuel nozzle inspections and no hot section inspection for a multitude of uses: agricultural, business turboprops, commuter and utility aircraft. GE is also developing an integrated electronic engine control (EEC) for true single lever power control, and full auto-start capability to help ease pilot workload for H Series-powered aircraft. Certification of the EEC is expected shortly with the first application being the Nextant G90XT.

All versions of the Turbine Venom, from fast build kits with Build Center Assistance to completed aircraft for commercial and military markets, will be exclusively powered by the GE H75.

More information: www.geaviation.com