Alenia Aermacchi is examining new engine options for its M-345 High Efficiency Trainer (HET) aircraft. The company, which is developing the HET for a possible Italian air force requirement for a jet trainer with operating economies similar to a modern turboprop trainer, says it is looking at several U.S.-made engines for integration into the M-345, initially developed as the SIAI Marchetti S.211 back in the 1980s. The aircraft is currently fitted with the Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5C ...


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