Huntsville, AL, November 14, 2018 – The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), is a sponsor at the 46th Annual Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Joseph P. Cribbins Product Sustainment Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., November 13-14th. The Symposium provides a forum for aviation operators, logisticians, project managers and key Army leaders to share information to better ensure the effectiveness of aviation platforms.
At the event, ATEC will highlight the T900 engine, the joint venture’s offering for the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). Under ITEP – long considered the Army’s top aviation modernization priority – the service will field a more powerful, reliable, fuel-efficient engine for Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.
ATEC has met several key program milestones over the past year that have validated the engine’s dual-spool architecture, which provides significantly improved capabilities for Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. These milestones include a successful Preliminary Design Review (PDR) with Army last spring, a fit-check which demonstrated the compatibility of the T900 engine with existing airframes, and the submission of its proposals for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of ITEP, which further detailed the capabilities of the engine for the Army.
In conjunction with the Symposium, ATEC also released a white paper that highlights how the T900’s dual-spool engine architecture allows for both superior performance and lower risk, while giving the Army greater flexibility for maintenance through its modular engine design.
Craig Madden, ATEC president, noted: “We remain dedicated to delivering the best engine to our soldiers and aviators, one that improves performance and reliability, and offers superior growth relative to a comparable single-spool engine.”
ATEC brings together the world-class capabilities of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney to build the advanced and fuel-efficient 3,000 shaft horsepower turbine engine. It is the only company with the singular focus of delivering the best engines for the Army with the lowest risk.