Bangladesh confirms purchase of 24 Grob G 120TP trainer aircraft

According to Md Badaruddin, the Bangladesh Air Force will get 24 Grob G 120TPs, a two-seat turboprop training and aerobatic low-wing aircraft with a composite airframe, built by Grob Aircraft. It is based on the Grob G 120A training aircraft and has been developed for military and civil pilots training.

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Bangladesh confirms purchase of 24 Grob G 120TP trainer aircraft 1 Grob G 120TP (Picture source: Wikimedia)

Designed to be a further development of the G 120A, the G 120TP turned during the development process into a nearly new type of aircraft. Due to the new powertrain, the G 120TP offers new capabilities for basic and advanced pilot training where it can be used as a lead-in for a jet trainer.

The Grob G 120TP has a retractable tricycle landing gear and a low tailplane. The first customer was the Indonesian Air Force. EASA Part 23 type certification was completed in May 2013. Bangladesh becomes the latest customer of this trainer aircraft.

The airframe is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic and is stressed to +6/-4g. The wings are made of carbon fiber composites with winglets. The cockpit provides room for students and teachers wearing military equipment and helmets. The HOTAS control system is similar to that found in other types of aircraft that students may fly later in their careers. Therefore, basic and advanced flight training for future transport aircraft, helicopter or jet pilots will be possible. The cockpit is equipped with movable seats, or optionally, the new Martin-Baker Mk.17 lightweight ejection seats. The instrument panel can be equipped with a 4-screen Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 EFIS. An autopilot and air conditioning system are available as well as an oxygen system and second thrust lever.

Bangladesh confirms purchase of 24 Grob G 120TP trainer aircraft 2 Grob G 120TP (Picture source: Wikimedia)

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