The family of military turboshaft engines
which power the Boeing CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters, for which Honeywell is the sole provider of engines globally.
This study utilized a GE T700 turboshaft engine
. Figure 1 shows the simplified diagram.
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 savings to DoD: one GE-401C turboshaft engine
"This partnership between RTTC and AED has been very successful and has given our customer base added value in turboshaft engine
testing," says Doug Chapman, an RTTC test engineer involved with the program.
However, the PT6B is a turboshaft engine
available in higher power.
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.
The Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft engine
, which has been designed specifically to operate the NH90 in 'hot and high' conditions, has received its civil type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
According to the firm, the goal of ITEP is to develop and qualify an advanced 3000 horsepower turboshaft engine
, primarily for UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters, that provides better performance for the warfighter at a lower operating cost.
From out of left field came Rolls Royce with a diminutive turboshaft engine
that Mooney says it would like to try in a new model and it promptly signed an agreement with Rolls to do just that.