DAEWOO OF SOUTH KOREA HAS BEGUN construction of a pre-production KTX-1 prototype at its Changwon plant. The fifth and final test aircraft, powered by a 700kW (950shp) Pratt & Whitney PT6A-62 turboprop engine, is scheduled to be flown in early 1998. The improved aircraft will incorporate the various aerodynamic refinements made to the third and fourth prototypes. Daewoo plans to deliver the first KTX-1 "Woong Bee" basic trainer to the South Korean air force in 2000C.

Source: Flight International