Turbomeca subsidiary Microturbo has completed the initial flight tests of its new auxiliary power unit for the AgustaWestland AW189. In-flight start of the e-APU60 has been demonstrated already, and the test unit has also successfully restarted one of the helicopter’s main engines in flight. Meanwhile, the e-APU60’s certification program is progressing well, with approval slated for next May. Two additional APUs will soon join the five that have already undergone trials.
Turbomeca Completes Initial Flight Tests of AW189 APU
- May 15, 2012, 1:10 PM