The powerplant for the UJ1672A, the TB300 turbojet, is suitable for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Very Light Jet Aircraft (VLJ), Powered Gliders (PG), Jet Engine Research & Development (R&D) and conversion to a turboprop or turboshaft gas turbine. The TB300 is able to be used with or without the afterburner and is designed for full electronic control and with a significant amount of design work completed; a quick-time-to-market is feasible. Terence Jets is also able to rapidly design turbojet engines within the thrust range of 10 – 1000 kg (22 – 2200 lb).
01 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
The military unmanned aerial vehicle market that includes target-drones, anti-drones, loyal wingman aircraft and high speed missiles is growing at an increasing rate. With the increasing use of UAVs in various commercial applications, such as monitoring, surveying and mapping, precision agriculture, aerial remote sensing, and product delivery, is also contributing to the growth of the UAV market.
The propulsion market for these UAVs has experienced a high-rate of growth over the last few years due to this increasing demand of UAV usage, wherein new programs are being carried out to develop low-cost, fuel efficient, high-performance and compact jet engines for propulsion. With the incorporation of 3D printing, these UAV powerplants can be manufactured in reduced time frames compared to traditional jet engine manufacturing. The UAV market is currently valued at USD$20 billion and is expected to grow to USD$50 billion by 2025.
02 Very Light Jet (VLJ) and Powered Glider (PG) Aircraft
The ultralight and light aircraft market in which VLJs and PGs are a part of is currently valued at USD$7 billion and is expected to grow and reach USD$13 billion by 2030. Factors expected to fuel the growth of the ultralight and light aircraft market include the increasing demand for recreational flights, chartered flights, air taxi and urban air mobility. The trend is highly evident in developed economies, wherein funds raised by technology developers are driving the growth of this market.
03 Turboprop and Turboshaft Gas Turbine Engines
Turboprop and Turboshaft Gas Turbine engines use the same core engine architecture of a turbojet engine. Both of these engines utilise a gearbox that is connected to the core of the turbojet with the turboprop gearbox powering a propeller while the turboshaft gearbox powers large rotor blades as used on helicopters. Terence Jets is able to modify its TB300 turbojet or design a different thrust rating turbojet upon which a gearbox can be installed and thus modify the turbojet into a turboprop or turboshaft. The turboprop is suited for regional commuter and military transport aircraft while the turboshaft is suited for commercial and military helicopters. The combined turboprop and turboshaft market is currently valued at USD$3.5 billion and is expected to remain constant till 2022.
The TB300 turbojet with its low-complexity modern engine architecture is able to be converted into a turboprop or turboshaft engine configuration
04 Jet Engine Research and Development (R&D)
With the ever increasing demand on military and commercial jet engine manufacturers to reduce development time and to provide lighter, reduced part-count, fuel efficient and less expensive jet engines, then R&D is of paramount importance. Current R&D is performed by the main engine manufacturers, universities and technology organisations around the world. Typical spending on research and development by the main commercial engine manufacturers is approximately USD$6 billion annually.
Terence Jets has the capability to rapidly design different thrust rating turbojets, enabling us to fulfill more than the UJ1672A aircraft market