First flying demonstrator

First flying demonstrator with 180kW gas turbine engines completed its maiden flight

On February 13, a pair of TP 100 turboprop engines from Czech company PBS Velká Bíteš began running smoothly on the EM-11C Orka aircraft of the Polish firm Margański & Myslowski. This event is a very important milestone for EU project ESPOSA (Efficient Systems and Propulsion for Small Aircraft). 

ESPOSA (FP7) focuses on research and technology development for turbine propulsion units suitable for small aircraft and includes a range of innovation activities as new design and manufacture technology for engine components, new engine systems and optimized turbine engine installation methodology. The latter was subject to in-flight testing and validation.

First flight EM 11C Orka with TP100 - video