turboshaft


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turboshaft

[′tər·bō‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A gas turbine engine that is similar to a turboprop but operates through a transmission system to power a device such as a helicopter rotor or pump.
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PT6C-67E turboshaft engines for the EC175/Z15 medium helicopter.
The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company, a partnership between Rolls-Royce and US defence company Honeywell, has sealed the deal with from AgustaWestland to supply the CTS800-4 turboshaft engine for the Army's Future Lynx helicopter.
The high-pitched whine of turboshaft helicopter engines is figuratively music to the ears of Army testers at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama because it is the sweet sound of success for a multi-year team effort.
The Archer punched the forward button with his left thumb, "uncaging" the missile and giving the infrared seeker-head on the Stinger its first look at the heat radiating from the Mi-24's turboshaft engines.
The AE family of engines comprises the AE 2100 turboprop, which powers the C-130J, C-27J and ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft; the AE 1107C turboshaft, which powers the unique V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft; and the AE 3007 turbofan, which powers the Global Hawk and Triton unmanned surveillance platform.
GE Aviation, a business division of GE (NYSE:GE), is a provider of jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, avionics and systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft.
The AW139 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C turboshaft engines.
The company was taken over by Boeing in 2004, and the A160T with a 426-kW Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207D turboshaft flew in June 2007.
He covers, to cite just a small sample, the 41,000-pound-thrust TF39 for the USAF C-5A transport, the F404 for the F-18 Hornet, the TF34 for the Navy S-3A Viking and the Air Force A-10, and the T700 turboshaft engine used on many helicopters.
IF it is successful in winning upgrade contracts, the Canadian company will be able to supply commercial turboshaft engines to foreign armed forces, including those at war or perpetrating human rights abuses, without oversight by the Canadian government.