Aviation Engine Manufacturer Readies T901 for U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program

The leading global provider of jet and turboprop engines, parts and mechancial systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft recently submitted its final Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) proposal to the U.S. Army.

GE Aviation offers its XT901-GE-900 engine for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), the U.S. Army’s endeavor to re-engine its Boeing AH-64 Apaches and Sikorsky H-60 Black Hawks. The U.S. Army is also expecting the ITEP engine to meet Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft requirements for Future Vertical Lift (FVL).

Through continuous upgrades and technology advancements, GE has doubled the power of derivative engines in the T700 family over its lifetime and reduced its cost to the government by 50 percent. GE’s XT901 turboshaft design, manufacturing, assembly and testing will be supported by the following site locations: Lynn, Massachusetts; Auburn, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; Norwich, Connecticut; Newark, Delaware; Loves Park, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Madisonville, Kentucky; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Muskegon, Michigan; Hooksett, New Hampshire; Asheville, North Carolina; West Chester, Evendale, and Dayton, Ohio; and Rutland, Vermont.

 

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