Turkish T625 Gokbey Helicopter Tested at 20,000 Feet Altitude

Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) T625 GOKBEY helicopter has undergone tests at an altitude of 20,000ft with both dual and single engines.
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 02:31 PM, November 9, 2023
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Turkish T625 Gokbey Helicopter Tested at 20,000 Feet Altitude
T625 GOKBEY (@TAI)

The test could mean that the helicopter could interest countries with high altitude regions such as Pakistan and some countries in South America.

T625 GÖKBEY helicopter made its maiden flight on September 6, 2018. It has now completed tests at the maximum service altitude of 20,000 feet during a 1-hour session, utilizing both twin and single engines.

Three GÖKBEY Helicopters, currently in serial production, are set to be delivered to the Gendarmerie General Command shortly. This helicopter is capable of various missions, including transportation, VIP, cargo, air ambulance, search and rescue, and offshore transportation.

With a total take-off weight of 6 tons, a capacity of 12 passengers, a maximum speed of 306 km/h, a service ceiling of 20,000 ft, and a flight time of 3.8+ hours (5+ hours with external fuel tank), the GÖKBEY Helicopter can cover a maximum range of 948 kilometers.

The GÖKBEY Helicopter is poised to meet the light general-purpose helicopter needs of various users, particularly security forces. Notably, the GÖKBEY is set to replace the retiring UH-1 helicopters, including those in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces and Gendarmerie General Command, as they are gradually phased out in recent years.

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