New Upgrade Delivers 15 Percent Power Improvement
ANAHEIM, Calif., February 22, 2009 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced
today that its LTS101 model turboshaft engine for the Eurocopter BK117
helicopter has been improved and will deliver 15 percent more power for takeoff
and 18 percent more power for hot day operations.
“By incorporating a cooled Gas Producer turbine assembly, the LTS101-850
increases available power and more than doubles Gas Producer disk life to
15,000 cycles, which results in reduced operating costs,” said Doug Kult,
Honeywell Director of Sales, Helicopter and Surface Systems.
“In addition to the increased takeoff power, the LTS101-850 produces an 18
percent hot day increase and a 16 percent increase in OEI (One Engine
Inoperative) power,” Kult said.
Honeywell is currently working to complete the Supplemental Type Certificates
(STC) needed to install the engine in the aircraft. Certification is planned
for early 2010.
The LTS101 engine family has accumulated more than 10 million flight hours of
operation. Honeywell has continuously invested in engine improvements through
the infusion of new technologies and upgrades. As a result the engine family
has demonstrated a four-fold improvement in reliability since 1996, and
unscheduled removals and warranty claims have been driven to the lowest values
in the history of the engine.
Honeywell offers a full range of helicopter equipment, from aircraft engines,
auxiliary power units and other mechanical systems to Health Usage Monitoring
Systems (HUMS) and a full range of helicopter safety systems.
More information about Honeywell helicopter systems is at www.honeywell.com .
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manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive
products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township,
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Based in Phoenix, Honeywell’s $12 billion aerospace business is a leading
global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions
for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military,
space and airport operations.
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