Ardiden 1U, the engine of the LUH Indian helicopter
Incorporating innovative propulsion technologies, the Ardiden 1U powers the LUH (Light Utility Helicopter) from India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It is a derivative of the Ardiden 1H1, and was certified in 2019 by EASA and 2021 by Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Power range 1,400 to 2,000 shp
Engine monitoring Dual channel FADEC (full authority digital engine control)
Low operating cost
Compact modular architecture
Sustained performance in “hot & high” conditions
A derivative of the Ardiden 1H1
The Ardiden 1U is a derivative of the Ardiden 1H1 designed for single-engine rotorcraft and certified in 2020. It made its maiden flight in September 2016. Since its first ground test in 2015, the Ardiden 1U maturation and certification campaign has accumulated around 1000 of hours of operation.
Particularly well-suited to demanding missions
The Ardiden 1 range features a remarkably compact modular architecture. This design ensures that the engine remains very cost-effective, particularly in terms of maintenance and cost of ownership. These engines are particularly well-suited to demanding mission profiles, delivering sustained performance in hot-and-high conditions. Safran Helicopter Engines supplies engines to all new-generation HAL rotorcraft.
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