The proven track record of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney makes the HPW3000 the superior choice. ATEC's T900, a highly innovative dual-spool engine, is the best value for our warfighters and taxpayers.

The performance our warfighters deserve.

The value our taxpayers demand.


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The Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) is the U.S. Army’s initiative to develop a new engine to power its Black Hawk and Apache fleets.

Why We Need A New Engine

Right now, our warfighters fly into battle aboard Black Hawk and Apache helicopters that are underpowered in high and hot conditions, and that use too much fuel. 

The new engine must be 50% more powerful, 25% more fuel efficient, and provide 20% longer engine life over the current engine, while also meeting stringent performance goals in high and hot conditions at 6,000 feet and 95 degrees.
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ATEC is a partnership of two defense leaders—Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney. Together, they are developing an advanced turboshaft helicopter engine that will meet and exceed the U.S. Army's ITEP standards. ATEC's T900 combines the best technology and expertise of these industry leaders to provide the superior engine that our warfighters deserve and that our taxpayers demand.


A Joint Venture of Honeywell and
Pratt & Whitney

In 2006, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joined together specifically to develop an advanced turboshaft helicopter engine that achieves the aggressive performance goals set by the U.S. Army: a 50% more powerful and 25% more fuel-efficient engine for the Black Hawk and Apache fleets. The dual-spool T900 engine developed by ATEC will meet or exceed every performance standard set by the Army. ATEC supports U.S. jobs in engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics. Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney have decades of experience powering commercial and military aircraft – including helicopters, cargo planes, tankers, trainers and fighters. ATEC combines the best technology and experience of these two industry leaders to produce the T900.

ATEC Leadership



Craig Madden

President, ATEC
Craig Madden is the president of ATEC. Madden joined Honeywell in September 2006 as director of U.S. Army and helicopter programs after 30 years of Army service. In the Army, he was an aviation brigade commander and served with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Jerry Wheeler

Vice President, Programs, ATEC
Jerry Wheeler is vice president, programs, reporting to Madden. Wheeler brings 33 years of experience to ATEC from leadership positions in engineering, operations and program management at Pratt & Whitney. He has been a member of ATEC since the joint venture was launched in 2006.