Engine manufacturer Turbomeca is working 50-50 with Avic Engine, its Chinese counterpart, on the WZ16 turboshaft that will power the Avicopter AC352 medium twin, formerly known as the Z-15 (developed jointly with Eurocopter). Avic Engine is in charge of the compressor and accessory gearbox. The France-based company is responsible for the combustor, turbines and control system. The engine, which is to provide "1,800 shp and more," is derived from Turbomecaπs Ardiden.
Turbomeca, Avic Join Forces on Medium Twin Engine
- February 26, 2011, 12:15 PM