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…

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…

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…

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,…