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QuadA2012: Questions linger over next-generation engine funding

4th April 2012 - 21:44 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Nashville, US

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The US Army hopes to move both candidates for its next-generation rotorcraft engine programme into an engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) phase but is yet to secure the funding to do so.

Under the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), two contractors are working to develop a 3,000 shp Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) for future installation on the army's Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.

Both GE Aviation and the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) - a JV between Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney -are developing engines for the project: the GE3000 and the HPW3000 respectively.

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