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The Ardiden features a simple and modular design with 3 modules for easy maintenance: a reduction / accessory gearbox module, a gas generator module and a power turbine module.
The Ardiden has a TBO (Time Between Overhaul) ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 hours. EASA certified start 2009, the Ardiden 1H1, christened "Shakti", powers the Dhruv twin-engine helicopter (formerly called ALH - Advanced Light Helicopter) built by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.) of India. The Dhruv, re-engined with the Ardiden 1H1, made its maiden flight on January 12th 2009, in HAL’s helicopter division, Bangalore, India.