Congress must fund engine helo tests to ensure the safety of our troops

When we send our troops into battle, we need to make sure that we’re sending them in with the right equipment for the mission. That means equipment that is well-designed, well-made and which has been thoroughly tested in real-world conditions for the mission at hand. This need grows out of the solemn contract we have…

Drive before you buy: a jet engine perspective

On February 1, 2019, after 10+ years of pursuit and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment, the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) – a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney – learned that it had not been selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine…

ITEP Engines Need Development to Reduce Risk to the Warfighter

The U.S. Army is pursuing the most massive modernization campaign in its post-World War II history. It is rushing and with full force to begin upgrading or replacing every platform in its inventory. The goal is to re-establish overmatch versus prospective great power competitors by the 2030s. This requires making significant decisions to select new…

ATEC pushes to stay in Army helo engine program post protest

WASHINGTON — The Advanced Turbine Engine Company — a team of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney — is pushing to stay in the Army’s helicopter engine replacement program through the next phase after the Army chose competitor GE Aviation to build the future engine and the Government Accountability Office denied its protest of the service’s decision. Read more…

ATEC Statement Concerning GAO ITEP Findings

(Washington, DC) – The following is the statement of Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) President Craig Madden following GAO’s denial of the company’s ITEP protest: We appreciate the thorough review of our protest as conducted by the Government Accountability Office. We are disappointed in the outcome and are currently reviewing the decision in detail. The…

ATEC Completes Detailed Design Phase for Alternative Concept Engine

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, is now ready to begin fabrication and testing for the Army’s Alternative Concept Engine (ACE) Technology Demonstration Program.  ACE is a science and technology effort to develop and validate innovative engine technologies that will significantly enhance range, payload, speed, survivability…

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

Huntsville, Ala., February 19, 2019 – The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) has protested the U.S. Army’s decision to award General Electric an Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract for its next generation of Black Hawk and Apache helicopter engines. ATEC is a joint venture of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and Pratt & Whitney, a…

ATEC Statement on ITEP Decision

Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 1, 2019 – Today, the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture between Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), was notified by the U.S. Army that it was not selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved…

ATEC Sponsors Joseph P. Cribbins Symposium

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…