MTR MTR390

The MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 is a turboshaft developed for light helicopter applications by MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce (MTR). The engine is designed to power helicopters in the weight range of 5-7 tonnes in both single and twin engine configurations. So far the only application is the Eurocopter Tiger. Test runs of the MTR390 began in 1989 and the first test flight was performed in 1991. The MTR390 received military certification in May 1996 and civil approval in June 1997.

MTR390
Type Turboshaft
Manufacturer MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce
First run December 1989
Major applications Eurocopter Tiger

An uprated version, the MTR390-E (Enhanced), is being developed with Spain's ITP.[1]

Variants

MTR390-2C
Production engine
MTR390-E
Enhanced variant under development

Applications

Specifications (MTR390)

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Centrifugal Turboshaft
  • Length: 108 cm (42.4 in)
  • Diameter: 68 cm (26.8 in)
  • Dry weight: 169 kg (372 lb)

Components

Performance

References

  1. http://www.mtr390.com/_mtri/index.php?rubric=mtri_technical_information
  2. Gas Turbine Engines. Aviation Week & Space Technology Source Book 2009. p. 121.
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