Turbomeca Completes Initial Flight Tests of AW189 APU

 - May 15, 2012, 1:10 PM

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.