Italy’s Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has become the exclusive tier-one supplier to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the complete landing system for Hurkus, Turkey’s new primary and basic trainer aircraft. MAG will be responsible for engineering system integration, hydraulic steering system hydraulic actuation, braking system, brakes, tires and landing gear cockpit controls for the tandem-configured Hurkus.
“Undercarriage designs must be robust, yet must also be as light as possible to enhance overall efficiency of the aircraft. With the Hurkus project, our objective was to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art, high shock absorbing landing gear ideal for training missions,” said Ruggero Rossi, MAG’s chief project engineer, actuation and landing systems.
MAG is a landing system provider to various OEMs including Bell Helicopter, Diamond Aircraft and Piper Aircraft.