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Quad A 2011: Advanced engine programme gains momentum

20th April 2011 - 13:24 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Nashville, TN


A programme that could replace the engines in every US Army Black Hawk and Apache helicopter is gathering pace, with the two industry teams currently testing engine components.

The Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine concept is being pursued by GE Aviation and the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) – a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell.

The idea, which was launched by the US Army's Aviation and Missile, Research, Development and Evaluation Centre (AMRDEC), aims to replace the T700 engine used on the UH-60 and the AH-64 with a single new generation engine, designed to produce 3,000 shp and give

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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