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UEC VK-650V engines to be repaired in mobile service units

UEC VK-650V engines to be repaired in mobile service units

3-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporatio

As part of the report at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2021, UEC-Klimov JSC (part of the United Engine Corporation Rostec) presented the concept of servicing the new VK-650V helicopter engine using mobile units. The VK-650V engine has a take-off power of 650 hp and is designed to operate as part of the Russian Ka-226T... Read more

UEC completes VK-1600V engine design using only 3D modeling

UEC completes VK-1600V engine design using only 3D modeling

2-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporation

For the first time in Russian history, the United Engine Corporation Rostec designed a VK-1600V helicopter engine using only 3D modeling. All design documentation for the power plant demonstrator created at UEC-Klimov has been released in electronic form. The use of 3D design has a number of significant advantages: ease of reading, the use of... Read more

US Army completes GE T408 engine program on H-47

US Army completes GE T408 engine program on H-47

17-May-2021

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC), Boeing and GE recently completed all the planned test points under a multi-year demonstration program of a U.S. Army NCH-47D Chinook helicopter powered by GE’s advanced T408 turboshaft engine. The success of this effort demonstrates how integration of more powerful engines on... Read more

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

8-Apr-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines.The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions. This is the second SBH® contract... Read more

Hill Helicopters names engine for the HX50

Hill Helicopters names engine for the HX50

3-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In another step away from long-entrenched industry norms, British manufacturer Hill Helicopters is today announcing that the power for its new HX50 luxury personal helicopter will be their own Hill GT50 light turbine engine with a continuous power output of 400hp. This newly designed powerplant eliminates the need for a compressor turbine gearbox to save... Read more

Kawasaki puts supercharged H2R engine in a helicopter

Kawasaki puts supercharged H2R engine in a helicopter

15-Oct-2020Source: Living with Gravity

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has succeeded in a flight test of the unmanned compound helicopter ” K-RACER ” at the Taiki-Cho Multipurpose Air Park in Hokkaido. See Full Story.... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team

Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team

5-Oct-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and the Spanish aero-engine company ITP Aero have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to cooperate on Ardiden 3TP, a turboprop engine suitable for European military applications – specifically the unmanned, training and transport sectors. The Spanish aero engine specialist strengthen the European team with Safran Helicopter Engines, and ZF Aviation Technology... Read more

FRCE makes huge gains in H-53 engine overhauls

FRCE makes huge gains in H-53 engine overhauls

31-Aug-2020Source: US Navy

At the end of fiscal year 2018, the T64 engine program was in trouble. Across the fleet, supply constraints contributed to ever-increasing turnaround times for engines inducted for overhaul or repair. At Fleet Readiness Center East, facilities constraints compounded the issue. The Navy’s H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters program office, also known as PMA-261, was facing... Read more

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

19-Jun-2020Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes... Read more

General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

27-Mar-2020Source: US DoD

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded an $11,093,940 modification (P00002) to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-18-F-2476) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (SPE4A1-17-G-0008) in support of the Marine Corps Presidential Helicopter Program.  This modification procures five CT7-8A6 engines with metal shipping containers, interface harness and associated control hardware.  Work will be performed in... Read more

Rolls-Royce adds new Helicopter customers to TotalCare in 2019

Rolls-Royce adds new Helicopter customers to TotalCare in 2019

17-Feb-2020Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has signed four new customers to its premier TotalCareTM engine servicing program. The addition of Collier Mosquito Control District, Life Flight Network, Red River Ranch, and Centaurium Aviation brings the total number of TotalCare helicopter customers to twenty-one. The Rolls-Royce M250 TotalCare program offers operators an aftermarket support solution to suit their operational, maintenance, and... Read more

StandardAero wins Rolls-Royce M250 award for 11th Consecutive Year

StandardAero wins Rolls-Royce M250 award for 11th Consecutive Year

28-Jan-2020Source: StandardAero

StandardAero received the prestigious “FIRST Class Service” award on Monday at the annual Rolls-Royce FIRST NetworkTM Recognition Reception event, held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at the 2020 HAI/Heli-Expo in Anaheim, Calif.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated... Read more

Russian Helicopters obtained an authorization for servicing Ansat engines

Russian Helicopters obtained an authorization for servicing Ansat engines

20-Nov-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

The Helicopter Service Company of ‘Russian Helicopters’ (part of Rostec) has become a designated maintenance facility for PW207K Ansat helicopter engines in Russia and the CIS countries. The relevant agreement was signed with Pratt & Whitney company during the Dubai Airshow 2019. The validity of the signed document is 5 years and it can be... Read more

Safran makes management appointments

Safran makes management appointments

12-Nov-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Frédéric Bugeon has been appointed Executive Vice-President Strategy, succeeding Serge Maillé who is retiring. Frédéric Bugeon started his career at Thales in 1995, as chief project CAPE (Computer-aided production engineering) for radars. In 1996, he joined Alstom and took responsibility for supply chain and purchasing for TGV and tramways at La Rochelle facility. In 2000,... Read more

Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

11-Nov-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA type certification for its Ardiden 1U engine, installed in India’s LUH (Light Utility Helicopter). LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) which made its maiden flight in September 2016. Since its first ground test in 2015, the Ardiden 1U maturation and certification... Read more

Safran and AECC strengthen industrial cooperation on WZ16 engine

Safran and AECC strengthen industrial cooperation on WZ16 engine

7-Nov-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to strengthen their industrial cooperation on the WZ16 French-Chinese helicopter engine. This agreement was signed in Beijing by Alexandre Ziegler, Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Affairs, and AECC Chairman Cao Jianguo, during French President Emmanuel Macron’s State Visit... Read more

Safran unveils Add+ engine technological demonstrator

Safran unveils Add+ engine technological demonstrator

19-Jun-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran introduces Add+, an engine technological demonstrator with 30 % of its components made using additive manufacturing (3D-printed) techniques. The result of a partnership between several Safran companies, Add+ will enable 3D-printed parts to be used in Group production engines. Development started in early 2018 and assembly is now in progress. The demonstrator will be... Read more

Rostec Opens Helicopter Engines Repair Center in Vietnam

Rostec Opens Helicopter Engines Repair Center in Vietnam

22-Apr-2019Source: Rostec State Corporation

Integrated logistics support center for repairing helicopter engines created by UEC-Klimov (subsidiary of the United Engine Corporation, part of Rostec) has begun operations in the Vietnamese city of Vũng Tàu. Pilot repair project of the first engine in the new center has been successfully completed. The center is equipped with all necessary equpment, spare parts... Read more

HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

8-Apr-2019Source: HQ Aviation

HQ Aviation, the very successful British helicopter training school and maintenance centre has expanded its list of approvals through its appointment as a Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Center.  Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce today at Heli-Expo 2019 officially confirmed HQ Aviation has joined the RR300 Service Center network, which offers global, approved maintenance support to RR300 powered Robinson R66... Read more

CCAD completes 10,000 th T700 engine overhaul

CCAD completes 10,000 th T700 engine overhaul

1-Apr-2019Source: CCAD

Corpus Christi Army Depot leaders, staff and industry partners took part in a ceremony celebrating CCAD’s engine milestone completion, here, March 14. The ceremony marked CCAD’s success in servicing 10,000 T700 engines, which were first inducted into the depot in 2001 after partnering with General Electric Aviation in 2000. The milestone is based on the... Read more

Safran signs support contract with Aero Asahi

Safran signs support contract with Aero Asahi

8-Mar-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Aero Asahi Corporation, covering engines powering the operator’s BK117C2, H125, S-76C+ and AS 365 N3 fleets. This 5-year contract supports a total of 55 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. This agreement is the second 5-year SBH® extension contract signed with this Japanese operator, one of... Read more

H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

24-Jan-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution to prevent delamination of engine mount bushings, thus improving their reliability. The solution consists of a new engine bushing made of steel mesh that can be installed without any modification to the engine mounts, in approximately 8 hours. As a result, the 50 Flight Hours repetitive inspections will... Read more

Southeast Asian countries to get acquainted with the latest VK-2500PS-03

Southeast Asian countries to get acquainted with the latest VK-2500PS-03

26-Nov-2018Source: Klimov

[Electronic Translation] Customers from South-East Asia will be able to familiarize themselves with the capabilities of VK-2500PS-03 – the newest Russian turboshaft engine, created by ODK-Klimov JSC. Two engines of this type are part of the powerplant of the Mi-171A2 helicopter, which takes part in a demonstration tour of the Russian Helicopters holding company in... Read more

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

28-Jun-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran has significantly reduced direct maintenance costs of its Arriel 2D engine, which equips both Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters. This competitiveness boost will benefit to customers who operates those single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours for new... Read more

Columbia Helicopters to become the Total Logistics Support provider for GE Aviation

Columbia Helicopters to become the Total Logistics Support provider for GE Aviation

17-Apr-2018Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (Columbia) and GE Aviation (GE) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement whereby Columbia Helicopters will become the Total Logistics Support provider for all operators and maintainers of T58 and CT58 engines with the sole exception being the T58-400B engine model used for executive transport by the US Government.... Read more

Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

10-Apr-2018Source: Standard Aero

 StandardAero has signed a 20-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Rolls-Royce to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the AE 2100, AE 1107 and T56 Series IV engine models through the year 2038.  The MOA, with a projected value exceeding $15 billion over the twenty year period, designates StandardAero as the primary provider... Read more

ODK to Develop Helicopter Engine of Next Generation

ODK to Develop Helicopter Engine of Next Generation

9-Apr-2018Source: Rostec State Corporation

United Engine-building Corporation, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, has started works on development of a prospective helicopter engine of the next generation. New construction materials and additive technologies, as well as 3D-printing, will be used in the process of development. In addition to proven effective technologies and materials, new design visions and aviation... Read more

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

15-Mar-2018Source: Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today they now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter. The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, TX facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts, cutting the engine’s... Read more

Dallas Airmotive celebrates two new Authorized Service Centers

Dallas Airmotive celebrates two new Authorized Service Centers

14-Mar-2018Source: Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces the recent approvals of both Florida Suncoast Helicopters and Helicopter Engine Service S.A. (HESSA) as Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Centers under Dallas Airmotive’s current RR300 AMROC agreement. Through this agreement, Dallas Airmotive extends its ability to provide regional support, such as field services, to RR300... Read more

Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

13-Mar-2018Source: Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, Keith Moreland, has joined the company as a Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager to provide technical and sales support for helicopter operators in the Eastern United States region. Moreland brings more than 18 years of rotorcraft industry experience to the role,... Read more

Helicopter engine building in focus at HeliRussia 2018

Helicopter engine building in focus at HeliRussia 2018

12-Mar-2018Source: Precision Aviation Group

Aircraft engine building is one of the most innovative and complex areas of helicopter industry and aerospace in general. New aircraft engines tech R&D can sometimes be a stimulus for general technologies progress. Considering this, the HeliRussia 2018 expo to turn special attention to helicopter engines. The business program of the expo will be featuring... Read more

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT to 35 days

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT to 35 days

5-Mar-2018Source: Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today they now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter. The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, TX facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts, cutting the engine’s... Read more

Demand for Honeywell HTS900 increases

Demand for Honeywell HTS900 increases

5-Mar-2018Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is seeing increased demand for its HTS900 turboshaft engine and is anticipating an additional six to eight new engines to be operating on Eagle Copters’ Eagle 407HP model by the end of the year. Eagle Copters has delivered 16 HTS900 engines to date and currently has 15 in service on three continents. Honeywell’s HTS900 supports... Read more

AMGH Awards Keystone Second 5-Year Engine Support Contract

AMGH Awards Keystone Second 5-Year Engine Support Contract

4-Mar-2018Source: Air Medical Group

M International is pleased to announce its subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS) signed its second five-year Engine Support Contract with Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH) during Heli-Expo 2018. This Agreement provides comprehensive Rolls-Royce M250-C30P and -C47B gas turbine engine, module, component and accessory support for their fleet of 196 medical evacuation-configured Bell 206L... Read more

Production of T408 engine begins for CH-53K

Production of T408 engine begins for CH-53K

19-Feb-2018Source: MTU Aero Engines

The T408 engine that will power the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter is now going into production. The contract to build 22 T408-GE-400s and provide logistics and engineering support for the engine, valued at 143,481,258 million U.S. dollars, has been awarded to GE Aviation by the U.S. military, marking a major milestone. MTU Aero... Read more

New insulated engine covers from Bruce’s Custom Covers

New insulated engine covers from Bruce’s Custom Covers

14-Nov-2017Source: Bruce’s Custom Covers

Bruce’s Custom Covers announced today their new and improved insulated covers for aircraft engines. Insulated covers from Bruce’s are constructed using 3M Thinsulate for superior heat retention and WeatherMax performance fabric for maximum durability. Bruce’s engine covers come with many customization features specific to each aircraft application. Bruce’s has been manufacturing custom-designed aircraft covering systems... Read more

General Electric awarded $84M contract for Overhaul of T700 series engines for Blackhawk and Apache Helicopters

General Electric awarded $84M contract for Overhaul of T700 series engines for Blackhawk and Apache Helicopters

14-Nov-2017Source: US DoD

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, was awarded an $84,127,882 firm-fixed-price contract for overhaul and recapitalization of T700 series engines in support of Blackhawk and Apache helicopters. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 2, 2020. U.S.... Read more

German operator HTM signs PW206B2 engine support contract

German operator HTM signs PW206B2 engine support contract

5-Oct-2017Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Customer Service Center Europe GmbH (CSC Europe) has signed a 12-year Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) agreement with HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH (HTM) for the maintenance and support of 18 PW206B2 engines. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “This FMP agreement with HTM is tailored to meet... Read more

Platinum-level Eagle Service Plan launched for PW200 engine operators

Platinum-level Eagle Service Plan launched for PW200 engine operators

5-Oct-2017Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has introduced a new level of coverage for its PW200 helicopter engines under the Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP®) Program tailored to provide increased peace of mind for customers. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “As part of our ongoing effort to create customized value-packed services and support... Read more

Canada certifies PT6C-67A engine for AW609

Canada certifies PT6C-67A engine for AW609

4-Oct-2017Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today that its PT6C-67A helicopter engine – that powers the AW609, an aircraft that flies both horizontally and vertically – has achieved certification from Transport Canada. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). FAA validation of the PT6C-67A engine is expected by the end of 2017 and... Read more

Safran unveils Aneto engine for heavier end of market

Safran unveils Aneto engine for heavier end of market

3-Oct-2017Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines is unveiling its brand-new Aneto high power engine family at Helitech International, in London. Designed for new super-medium and heavy helicopter market, it incorporates ground-breaking technologies, developed as part of the Safran Helicopter Engines R&D roadmap. Aneto family will feature several models covering 2500 to over 3000 shp power range. Bruno Even,... Read more

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces

26-Jun-2017Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) during International Paris Air Show to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces. Royal Tai Armed Forces are operating Makila-powered H225M and Arriel-powered fleet of H125M, H145M, AS365N3+ and H155 in operation within the Royal Thai Air Force, Army,... Read more

Rolls-Royce expands RR300 engine support for Robinson R66 helicopters

Rolls-Royce expands RR300 engine support for Robinson R66 helicopters

13-Mar-2017Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has expanded support for operators of its RR300 engines powering Robinson Helicopters R66 aircraft, adding new service locations, extended warranty coverage and updated technology. With nearly 800 RR300 engines delivered into the market for the R66, Rolls-Royce remains focused on delivering the best customer support possible. R66 operators have amassed more than 550,000 flight... Read more

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive expand certifications in Abu Dhabi

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive expand certifications in Abu Dhabi

9-Mar-2017Source: Dallas Airmotive

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive, BBA Aviation Group companies, announced today that H+S Aviation’s facility in Abu Dhabi is now certified for Engine Repair and Overhaul services for customers from Oman and India. “We are proud to see our Abu Dhabi facility continue to grow its reputation in the rotorcraft industry as a trusted location... Read more

Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

8-Mar-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today its appointment by GE Aviation as an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider for GE T700 Engines.  This approval extends Vector’s 18-year association with GE on the T700 family, which is supported from Vector’s Helicopter Services –... Read more

Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

7-Mar-2017Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

German EMS provider DRF Luftrettung is poised to significantly extend time on wing for its fleet of 17 H135P2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B2 engine. Germany’s aviation authority, Luftfahrt Bundesamt, has approved the extension of the TBO on DRF Luftrettung’s engines from 4,000 hours to 4,500 hours on all... Read more

Honeywell Continues To Power Eagle 407HP Helicopters

Honeywell Continues To Power Eagle 407HP Helicopters

7-Mar-2017Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will deliver a total of 10 HTS900 helicopter engines to Eagle Copters Ltd. in 2017. Eagle Copters placed a new order for eight additional engines in January 2017, adding to the two engines from a previous order, which are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter. “This order is proof positive that... Read more

Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

6-Dec-2016Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

As part of its “Factory of the future” strategy, Safran Helicopter Engines has started its first automated production line dedicated to turbine blade manufacturing. The event at its Bordes plant was celebrated in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region. The new line will manufacture every turbine blade used in the company’s... Read more

StandardAero Signs Agreement for Chinese M250 Maintenance Partnership

StandardAero Signs Agreement for Chinese M250 Maintenance Partnership

13-Nov-2016Source: Standard Areo

StandardAero has signed a new agreement with Chinese partner, ChongQing General Aviation Co., Ltd. (CQGA), establishing CQGA as the company’s first StandardAero Approved Service Center for Rolls-Royce M250 engine Maintenance services in China. The agreement was signed by CQGA and StandardAero executives on November 1 at the Zhuhai Airshow. The new agreement will provide Chinese... Read more

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

26-Oct-2016Source: Safran

The Indian Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), yesterday in Goa, southwest India. This Joint Venture will support helicopter engines operated by national and international operators from a 1,000 sqm office and a 3,800 sqm shop facility. This new... Read more

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

14-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing is considering a Block 2 upgrade to the US Army’s CH-47 Chinook, while Honeywell tries to improve the power efficiency of the T55 turboshaft engine by 25% and reduce the fuel consumption by 8%. Honeywell aims to perform a rig test in November this year, reports Flight Global, giving them more information to design... Read more

Heli-One contracted by UAE military for Ariel and Manila support

Heli-One contracted by UAE military for Ariel and Manila support

12-Oct-2016Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has been selected by the Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide MRO services for their Arriel 2C and Makila 1A engines flown in the fleet’s Airbus AS365 and AS332 aircraft. Although Heli-One has provided MRO services... Read more

GE begins testing first full engine in FATE program

GE begins testing first full engine in FATE program

7-Oct-2016Source: GE Aviation

GE Aviation successfully began testing the first full engine in the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program under a cooperative agreement between GE and the US Army.  The engine is designed to meet a series of aggressive goals including a 35% reduction in specific fuel consumption, 80% improvement in power-to-weight, 20% improvement in design life... Read more

ATEC selected to demonstrate Innovative Capability

ATEC selected to demonstrate Innovative Capability

5-Oct-2016Source: Pratt & Whitney

The U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a contract to the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) – a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney – for the development and demonstration of advanced engine capabilities that could be applicable to a new fleet of future vertical lift combat helicopters. The contract, part of... Read more

Safran signs MoU with Urban Aeronautics

Safran signs MoU with Urban Aeronautics

2-Oct-2016Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Urban Aeronautics to study new market opportunities and address power system solutions to support the development of an entirely new platform family of internal rotor aircraft. The Cormorant (formerly AirMule) UAV demonstrator is already flying powered by an Arriel 1D driving two ducted-fans. Under the... Read more

Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

23-Sep-2016Source: Safran

The first flight of Safran’s Ardiden 1U engine, powering the Indian LUH (Light Utility Helicopter), took place on 6 September in Bangalore. LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multipurpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL). The Ardiden 1U met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight. “This flight marks a major milestone... Read more

Customer Rollout of Innovative MyP&WC Power

Customer Rollout of Innovative MyP&WC Power

2-Sep-2016Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced that MyP&WC Power, the company’s new online customer service portal, featuring an easy-to-use shopping cart and advanced transactional and search capabilities, now has more than 14,000 users and will complete its progressive rollout to all customers in a matter of weeks. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.... Read more

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at LABACE 2016

30-Aug-2016Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), being held at the Congonhas Airport (CGH) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, between August 30th and September 1st. Vector’s broad... Read more

GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

25-Aug-2016Source: GE

The United States Army Contracting Command (ACC), based at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, awarded GE Aviation a $102M, 24-month contract leading to a Preliminary Design Review of its GE3000 engine for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). The GE3000 is a 3,000 shaft horsepower engine that will provide advanced turboshaft propulsion capability for the... Read more

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

24-Aug-2016Source: ATEC

The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. The two-year contract, part of the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine (ITE)... Read more

ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

9-Aug-2016Source: Airwork NZ

ADAC Luftrettung the largest emergency medical helicopter operator in Germany, has upgraded two of their BK117-B2 aircraft with the enhanced LTS101-850B-2 engines, making the aircraft Cat A / Class 1 compliant at Maximum All Up Weight (MAUW). After completion of the STC and installation of the -850 engines the model is marketed as the BK117-850D2.... Read more

XTI picks engine for first TriFan 600 Prototype

XTI picks engine for first TriFan 600 Prototype

9-Aug-2016Source: XTI

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with the Aerospace division of Honeywell International under which Honeywell will supply its HTS900 engine for use in XTI’s first prototype, a two-thirds piloted subscale of the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane. Honeywell will also provide an additional engine for use in... Read more

Safran to support Danish EH101 engines

Safran to support Danish EH101 engines

1-Aug-2016Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a seven-year contract with Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), to support 14 RTM 322-powered EH101 Merlin operated by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). Over 50 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP This agreement satisfies the RDAF requirement for optimum availability of engines... Read more

Eagle Copters Maintenance completes first Honeywell HTS900 course in Australia

Eagle Copters Maintenance completes first Honeywell HTS900 course in Australia

31-Jul-2016Source: Eagle Copters Maintenance

Eagle Copters Maintenance (ECM) in conjunction with Honeywell and Intermountain Turbine Services Inc have successfully completed a 5-day maintenance training course on the new Honeywell HTS900 engine. The course was conducted at ECM’s facility in Coffs Harbour and covered both theory and practical elements. Practical training was enhanced by the use of both an on-site... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

12-Jul-2016Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have agreed to establish, in India, a support centre for national and international rotorcraft customers. The joint venture will be opened in the coming months. This new centre will provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters.... Read more

UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

12-Jul-2016Source: Safran

Safran has been selected to supply engines for the training aircraft selected for Rotary Wing training under the UK’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E turbines for the fleet of Airbus Helicopters H135 and H145. Safran maintains its position of preferred engine manufacturer for helicopter... Read more

Russia overcomes import dependence on helicopter engines

Russia overcomes import dependence on helicopter engines

24-Jun-2016Source: Rostec

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) has started a serial production of new engines TV7-117V developed by JSC “Klimov” for helicopters Mi-38. The emergence of TV7-117V engines allows to carry out a complete import substitution of production in this segment. “In terms of efficiency, resources, reliability the engine is among the world’s top samples in this... Read more

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

6-Jun-2016Source: Safran

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier for its Light Civil Helicopter (LCH). It will be powered with the existing Arriel 2C2 engine. On the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), Safran has been selected by Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), KAI and Hanwha Techwin. The LAH will feature a new engine... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines opens Singapore facility

Safran Helicopter Engines opens Singapore facility

26-May-2016Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines has opened its new regional headquarters dedicated to engines support in the Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. The event was celebrated in the presence of Guest-of-Honour Mr. Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board and H.E. Mr. Benjamin Dubertret, Ambassador of France to Singapore. With the new 3,500sqm facility,... Read more

First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

24-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Safran has changed the name of every company in the group in the latest re-branding attempt in the helicopter industry. Given the mileage built up with an existing name, it is always a surprise when a company wishes to abandon its history and identity in an attempt to create a new one.  Plus they will... Read more

P&WC Rolls Out New Customer Service Engine

P&WC Rolls Out New Customer Service Engine

24-May-2016Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has started broad customer roll-out of MyP&WC Power, a flexible new service portal that makes conducting business with the company more convenient than ever through its advanced e-commerce functionality. The company expects the number of users on the new portal to grow from about 3,000 currently to as high as... Read more

McTurbine expands Honeywell T53 engine capabilities

McTurbine expands Honeywell T53 engine capabilities

30-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its affiliate company, McTurbine, Inc. (McTurbine), has received certification from Honeywell International, Inc., for an approved correlated test cell for the Honeywell T53 series engine. “We continue to make enhancements to our business in order to meet customers’ growing needs,” said Chad Nimrick, general manager of... Read more

P&WC approves H+S Aviation PW200 and PT6C-67 test cells in Abu Dhabi

P&WC approves H+S Aviation PW200 and PT6C-67 test cells in Abu Dhabi

29-Mar-2016Source: H+S Aviation

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that the test cell at its facility in Abu Dhabi has been successfully correlated by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) for the PW200 and PT6C-67 series engines. “This correlation by P&WC, the OEM, is great news for our rotorcraft customers in the Middle East,”... Read more

Airwork (NZ) orders 100th LTS101-850B-2 engine

Airwork (NZ) orders 100th LTS101-850B-2 engine

14-Mar-2016Source: Airwork NZ

Airwork recently ordered its 100th LTS101-850B-2 engine from Honeywell which is a fantastic achievement for the joint venture project that started between Honeywell and Airwork in 2009. The 850B-2 engines are installed into the BK117-B2 providing an impressive upgrade to the aircraft performance and capability. Airwork brands the upgraded aircraft as the BK117-850D2. The Airwork... Read more

Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

10-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Honeywell International, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $9,585,183 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-11-C-0039 for technical and logistics support for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,585,183 were obligated at... Read more

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