Turkey’s domestic helicopter carried out its first flight

THE DAILY TURKISH-

Developed and produced by the Turkish Aircraft Industries Corporation (TAI) with local facilities, The T625 General Purpose helicopter successfully carried out its first flight. 

Under the coordination of the Defense Industry Presidency, the first flight excitement was experienced in the original helicopter program carried out by TAI.

The T625 helicopter, which has been carrying out ground tests for some time, has recently been removed from the production hangar and moved to the flight line. The T625 helicopter, whose engine was operated at around 06.00 this morning, lifted the landing gear from the ground for the first time.

The T625 helicopter, which took its first step in the control of TAI test pilots with the participation of engineers and technicians working day and night in the project, carried out manoeuvres in a real flight environment by taking off smoothly.

Defense Industry Chairman Ismail Demir from the social media account of this development, ” completely developed with national resources, the first flight of our helicopter to the nation to get better. Endless thanks and congratulations to all those who contributed.” he announced it.

T625 helicopter, body, transmission, gearbox, power transmission bodies, landing gear and electronic systems developed and produced with domestic facilities were entrusted to TAI pilots. 

T625, which also benefited from the experience and knowledge gained from the t129 attack helicopter, showed the point reached by Turkish aviation.

The T625 helicopter, which provides superior load capability and different configuration options, is expected to serve in areas such as search-rescue, personnel transport, VIP, firefighting, air ambulance and offshore. 

With this success, the helicopter is expected to take its place in the skies and inventories in the 2020s, following ground and flight tests and completing certification and qualification processes. The T625 helicopter, which provides superior load capability and different configuration options, is expected to serve in areas such as search-rescue, personnel transport, VIP, firefighting, air ambulance and offshore. 

With this success, the helicopter is expected to take its place in the skies and inventories in the 2020s, following ground and flight tests and completing certification and qualification processes.