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”…

Cost Savings of the T900

As the nation celebrates its 241st birthday, we should note that the U.S. Army is hard at work in the field and on the home front planning for the future. The Advanced Turbine Engine Company’s (ATEC) T900 dual compressor engine for the Army’s vertical lift fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters plans to be…

Simplicity of T900 Engine

The Army’s Alternate Concept Engine program to develop new engines for its Apache and Black Hawk fleets is driving development of the Advanced Turbine Engine Company’s (ATEC) T900 engine. The T900 is a dual turbine engine, which will meet or exceed the DoD’s requirements for its 2,135 Black Hawk and 684 Apache helicopters. The T900,…

More Powerful Helicopter Engines Among Army’s Top Priorities

U.S. Army leaders recently told lawmakers that the plan to equip Black Hawks and Apaches with the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, remains in the service’s top 10 modernization priorities. Senior Army leaders testified at a March 8 hearing before the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Readiness. Read more at DOD Buzz

ATEC’S HPW3000 Helicopter Engine Is Now The T900

The U.S. Army recently designated the ATEC HPW3000 helicopter engine the T900-HPW-900 engine. The assignment of a customer naming designation is typical as an engine development program matures. As the ATEC offering for the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine (ITE) program, the T900 employs a state-of-the-art dual spool design that incorporates two rotating turbine-compressor assemblies instead…

ATEC’S T900 WINS ARMY’S ALTERNATE CONCEPT ENGINE (ACE) PROGRAM

  Matthew Bates Mobile: +1-860-371-9857 Matthew.Bates@pw.utc.com   Nathan Drevna Mobile: +1-202-412-6640 Nathan.Drevna@Honeywell.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ADVANCED TURBINE ENGINE COMPANY SELECTED TO DEMONSTRATE INNOVATIVE CAPABILITY FOR FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT HELICOPTERS Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 4, 2016 – The U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a contract to the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) – a…

Why America Really Needs ITEP Engines

With the Association of the US Army’s annual conference starting Monday, there is no better time for an analysis of the top modernization program for Army aviation. And we’ve got one of the top experts on helicopters providing the commentary, Mike Hirschberg of the American Helicopter Society International. Read more at Breaking Defense