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.
|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.
- Production engine
- Enhanced variant under development
- Type: Centrifugal Turboshaft
- Length: 108 cm (42.4 in)
- Diameter: 68 cm (26.8 in)
- Dry weight: 169 kg (372 lb)
- Compressor: Centrifugal, 2 stage
- Combustors: Annular
- Turbine: 1 stage high pressure turbine, 2 stage low pressure turbine
- Gas Turbine Engines. Aviation Week & Space Technology Source Book 2009. p. 121.
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- Official company page
- MTU MTR390 page
- Rolls-Royce MTR390 page
- Turbomeca MTR390 page
- ITP MTR390-E page (PDF file in English and Spanish)