Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) displayed a mock-up of its T625 utility helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show, touting the forthcoming aircraft as an attractive option for civilian and military use.
The T625 is a six-ton twin-engine design meant to compete with the Leonardo AW139 and Airbus H175. It will have the capacity to carry 12 passengers. Aselsan is the principal vendor of avionics for the T625.
With the prototype under production, TAI aims to have the T625’s first flight in September 2018, with civil certification in Turkey by the end of 2020.