Turkey’s Jet Trainer Started the Hurjet Engine

Turkey’s Jet Trainer Started the Hurjet Engine

While Hürjet, Turkey’s first jet trainer, was counting the days to take off, a post came from the President of Defense Industries, Demir. Demir said, “He started the Hürjet engine and said, ‘Now it’s time to fly’.

Turkey’s jet trainer started the Hurjet engine

İsmail Demir gave information about the latest development in Hürjet in his post on his Twitter account.

Demir said, “Under the strong leadership of our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as the Turkish defense industry, our work continues at full speed in the 100th anniversary of our Republic. Hürjet started its engine. Now it’s time to fly.” made its assessment.

Hurjet was launched in August 2017 as a Jet Trainer Development Project

Conceptual design activities in April 2018, preliminary design activities in July 2019, critical design activities in February 2021 were successfully completed and production activities started with the conclusion of the design cycles.


Part production for Hürjet, which consists of approximately 8 thousand parts, started in January 2021. Produced parts and equipment took their place on the plane on the final assembly line.

Hürjet will prepare for its maiden flight on March 18, 2023, with engine integration and ground tests. With the test and development activities to be carried out afterwards, it is aimed that Hürjet will enter the inventory by 2025. It is aimed to reach 2 Hürjet production capacity per month during the mass production period.

Serial production decision was taken for Hürjet in January 2022 at the Defense Industry Executive Board. In the first stage, 16 Hürjet will be delivered to the Air Force. A bid was submitted with Hürjet for the 18-plane light attack aircraft tender in Malaysia.


The single-engine and tandem cockpit Hürjet has been designed to play a critical role in modern warplane training with its superior performance features. Hürjet will be able to perform roles such as combat readiness transition training, air patrol (armed and unarmed) and acrobatic demonstration aircraft.

The Hürjet, which will be approximately 14 meters long, 5 meters high and with a wingspan of 9.5 meters, will be able to reach a speed of 1.4 mach and fly at a maximum altitude of 45 thousand feet.


The aircraft will have 7 stations, 3 under the wing and 1 under the fuselage, and different payloads can be attached to them. Hürjet will be able to carry a payload of close to 3 tons.

Gül Demirci

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