SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) along with the Vehicles Research Development Establishment (VRDE) is carrying out proof of concept and evaluation for the development of a 220 hp aero diesel engine that will be integrated into the Tapas and Archer-Ng program.
Tapas has begun taxi trials with the new uprated 180 hp aero diesel engine and soon will have its first flight, 220 hp aero diesel engine will commence preliminary trials in the next two years as it is an uprated variant of the same engine that is currently going trials.
220 hp aero diesel engine will improve performance in high altitude operations and will reduce take-off distance. 220 hp aero diesel engine is been developed in partnership with Private sector Jayem Automotives which specializes in converting existing and proven automotive engines into aircraft diesel engines.
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