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…

T900 Meets Aviation Modernization Needs

Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley commented on the need for aviation modernization earlier this year. “Aviation is very vulnerable against a near-peer, high-end threat,” he said. “It’s one thing to fight guerrillas and terrorists where you have almost exclusive freedom of the air, but it’s another thing to fight some near-peer, higher-end threat. So…

Importance of a Budget and Steady Funding

The Army’s top aviation modernization program – ITEP – received a significant boost in the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget. The high-priority effort to upgrade the engines in the service’s fleet of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters garnered strong backing from the Department of Defense in the funding proposal for the 2018 fiscal year that would…

ITEP Needed for the Short and Long-Term Future

The push to develop and deploy next generation dual-turbine engines for Black Hawk and Apache helicopters is continuing with no let up. Recent discussions have shown that building new engines that are designed for the 21st century battlespace cannot wait until new helicopter designs (Future Verticle Lift – FVL – Capability Set 3) go into…

The T900 Engine – More Power

The T900 dual-spool engine being developed by the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) will generate 10% power growth capability than comparable single-spool offerings while weighing less and using 25% less fuel than current powerplants. This additional power will allow for greater payloads and more operational flexibility for planners, pilots, and commanders. Dual-spool means an engine…

Better Dependability of the T900

The two main vertical lift platforms of the U.S. Army – the UH-60 Black Hawk and the AH-64 Apache helicopters – are using engines that can trace their lineage to the Vietnam War. Modern deployments need engines that can add safe, dependable, efficiency in dry and desert environments. The T900 being developed by the Advanced…

Why the name change from HPW3000 to T900

Earlier this year, the Army designated the ATEC HPW3000 to the T900. The engine is a dual compressor design for Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. According to the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), “The assignment of a customer naming designation is typical as an engine development program matures.” The T900-HPW-900 engine will have an “XT”…