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US Army completes engine tests on next-gen Apache

28th February 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Program Office for Army Aviation’s Advanced Turbine Engine Project Office announced on 27 February that is has carried out successful tests of the next-generation power plant for the AH-60 Apache Attack helicopter.

Testing was completed on 29 January in Mesa, Arizona.

Working alongside Boeing and General Electric Aviation, the Army Aviation team checked the form and fit of the GE T901 turboshaft engine. Measurements of the fit were taken along with an analysis of access to maintenance points for the engine whilst installed in the aircraft.

A similar T901 engine fit check for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is also expected to be carried out in Q3 2020.

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