Another important milestone was recorded in the HÜRJET project, Turkey's first jet powered trainer aircraft, which was originally designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries, and the first front fuselage of the aircraft was moved from the production line to the final assembly line. All parts of HÜRJET, which will make its maiden flight on March 18, 2023, will be assembled on the final assembly line and ground tests will begin.
Turkish Aerospace Industries, which has signed original projects in the field of aviation, completed the first front fuselage production in the HURJET Jet Trainer project, which it started with its own resources in 2017, and moved to the final assembly line. 8 parts were brought together for the front fuselage, where all electronic areas of the HÜRJET Jet Trainer Project, which will consist of approximately 350 thousand parts in total, will be managed. On the front fuselage, which is made of aluminum and composite parts, there are the aircraft's mission computer, areas where moving surfaces will be controlled, avionic systems and electronic components that will guide the aircraft.
Sharing his views for the first front body that was moved to the final assembly line within the scope of the HÜRJET Project, General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil said, “I am excited to carry the first component of our country's first jet-powered trainer aircraft, HÜRJET, to the final assembly line. We will bring our HURJET project, which is equipped with new generation technologies that will contribute to our country's jet pilot training, to the sky on March 18, 2023. As the first century of our Republic is celebrated in 2023, our country's vision projects HURJET and ATAK 2 will make us proud with their first flights. Our National Combat Aircraft will leave the hangar and give us double joy. I would like to thank all my colleagues who have not spared their efforts to realize this historical moment, which is an important turning point in the field of aviation. We are developing projects in all areas of aviation, and I would like to express my gratitude to our state and nation for their unwavering support.”
The single-engine and tandem cockpit HÜRJET Jet Trainer, whose mass production decision was taken by the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSİK), convened on January 12, 2022, is designed to play a critical role in modern warplane training with its superior performance features. HÜRJET, which can perform roles such as Combat Readiness Transition Training, Air Patrol (Armed and Unarmed) and Acrobatic Demonstration Aircraft, has the limits of +1,4-8g with a speed of 3 mach. HÜRJET will be able to serve up to an altitude of 45.000ft and carry a useful load of nearly 3 tons in its hull. With its advanced human-machine interface, digitally controlled flight system, internal tactical training and virtual training systems, HURJET will offer a new generation aircraft flight experience.