Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) said it has signed a contract to supply its next-generation HTS900 engine to Marenco Swisshelicopter.
The HTS900, which generates strong performance at high altitudes and in hot temperatures while reducing emissions and pilot workload, is to be installed in the new Marenco SKYe SH09 helicopter in the first production aircraft agreement for the new Honeywell engine.
Marenco Swisshelicopter pilots will benefit from increased payload capacity at high altitudes as a result of the HTS900´s high power-to-weight ratio. The engine, which weighs just 338 pounds, features a dual centrifugal compressor that generates a power output of over 1,000 shaft horsepower while also reducing fuel consumption.
Three HTS900 engines have already been delivered to support a prototype flying program. This includes one instrumented engine to support Marenco Swisshelicopter in its certification activities with the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Authority through 2016.
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