Europrop International (EPI) has completed an initial 35h of testing of the Airbus Military A400M transport’s TP400-D6 turboprop engine since last October, including running the three-shaft design at its maximum power rating of 11,000shp (8,200kW). “The engine has shown satisfactory behaviour, in line with the design predictions,” says the consortium, which plans to conduct the first run of the engine with an eight-bladed Ratier-Figeac propeller next month.

Source: Flight International