Future Vertical Lift poised to get Army out of the acquisition dark ages

The Army has an ambitious plan to develop, build and acquire a new family of vertical lift aircraft expected to come online in the 2030s. But naysayers often point to the service’s muddied track record in acquiring new weapons systems, particularly new helicopters. Read more at Defense News

T900 ITEP Engine Can Support a UH-60, AH-64

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney’s joint venture, Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), has confirmed its T900 can be installed on the Sikorsky Black Hawk and Boeing Apache. ATEC said recently it completed the installation of a high-fidelity mockup of the turbine engine. Read More at ROTOR & WING.

ATEC’s Partners: Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney

The reputation that ATEC partners Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney have developed in the defense and aviation community over the decades is well-deserved. The scope and diversity of the engines, equipment, systems, avionics and platforms they developed over the past several decades built their credibility among the Army, Navy and Air Force. Honeywell has more…

​US Army all in for FVL

US Army chief of staff Gen Mark Milley and acting Secretary Ryan McCarthy confirmed the service is pushing the Future Vertical Lift programme over incremental block upgrades during this week’s annual AUSA conference in Washington, DC. Read more at GLOBAL FLIGHT

ATEC at AUSA

The largest land power forum and exposition of the year will be held in Washington, DC on October 9-11th . The event is the annual meeting of the Association of the Army of the United States (AUSA) which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. ATEC – the Advanced Turbine Engine Company…

NDAA Passage Needed

Both the House and the Senate have now passed their versions of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The two bills must now be reconciled and then sent to the President for his signature. The NDAA will provide policy direction for the Department of Defense (DoD) for FY 2018, which began…

US Army on track to award future helicopter engine contract late next year

LONDON — The U.S. Army is on track to award a contract to one of two teams currently developing a future helicopter engine late next year. The Army awarded contracts to two separate teams to design future engines to replace an enormous portion of the service’s helicopters under the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP. Read…

ATEC’s T900 Meets the Army’s Short and Long-Term Goals

Through a number of platforms, ATEC, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney have provided the armed forces with the tools needed to accomplish their current missions while also supporting them in their efforts to develop future aircraft, rotorcraft and other equipment. The T900 is a perfect example of how an engine can meet the short and…

Continued Support for ITEP is Critical for the Warfighter

The budget approval process in Washington has been volatile and unpredictable over the last several years. Thankfully, ITEP, the Army’s #1 aviation modernization program, continued to garner strong support from both the Department of Defense and Congress. The Army requested $204.3 million for ITEP in the FY18 President’s Budget Request and congressional funding support is…