Honeywell Aerospace 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.
"The Honeywell HTS900 engine provides helicopter owners and pilots with twin-engine performance with a single-engine installation. This means better performance and efficiency for a lower cost of ownership," said Steve Lien, vice president, Defense and Space International at Honeywell Aerospace. "Beyond better performance, the HTS900 produces substantial maintenance savings, meaning operators can focus more on keeping their helicopters in the air and running missions rather than on the ground getting fixed."
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.