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…

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,…