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Honeywell T55 Engine Powers New Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

Honeywell T55 Engine Powers New Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) legendary T55 turboshaft engine has a new home on one of the most advanced rotorcraft flying today. A pair of T55 engines successfully powered a new Future Vertical Lift demonstrator intended to modernize the U.S. Army Aviation branch. The engines lifted the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT medium-lift demonstrator on its first flight in… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 16-Apr-19

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-16

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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

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 »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has extended its agreement with Transworld Aviation in the Middle East to include component supplies for two of its most widely used turboshaft engines in the region — the T53 and T55. Transworld Aviation is already a regional distributor of Honeywell’s health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), a technology that improves… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 30-Mar-15

Columbia Helicopters to diverisfy into military engine maintenance

Columbia Helicopters to diverisfy into military engine maintenance

Seeing a growing business opportunity in military helicopter engine repair services, Columbia Helicopters has built upon its long-time relationship with engine manufacturer Honeywell International, and is in the process of opening a second test cell at its Aurora, Oregon, maintenance base. Under its new agreement with Honeywell, which was finalized in March, 2012, Columbia Helicopters is now… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 23-May-12

Columbia Helicopters opens T55 engine testing facility

Columbia Helicopters opens T55 engine testing facility

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the official opening of their new turbine engine testing facility. The $4 million project will allow the company to work on a wider variety of turbine helicopter engines, and will result in the addition of several new customers. The new facility, commonly called an engine test cell, is specifically… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 24-Jan-12

Honeywell T55 Continues in Production for Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Honeywell T55 Continues in Production for Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Honeywell’s T55 turboshaft production continues for its sole application, Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook. Boeing biggest customer for the CH-47 is the U.S. Army who is upgrading its Chinook fleet from the D to the F standard. The current requirement is set at 464 aircraft with a mix of new-build and remanufactured airframes. The army is also… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 19-Oct-11

Columbia Helicopters starts construction on T55-714 engine test cell

Columbia Helicopters starts construction on T55-714 engine test cell

Columbia Helicopters (CHI), a 26-year operator of the Model 234 aircraft (the civilian version of the CH47 Chinook), has broken ground for the expansion of its T55 engine maintenance capabilities to include a T55-714 engine test cell. The test cell is located at the company’s maintenance headquarters at Aurora, Oregon. This expansion will add T55-714… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 08-Apr-11

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