GE’s newest turboshaft engine gets FAA certification

The CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine has received certification from the FAA

The CT7-2E1 engine is used to power AgustaWestland’s AW189 helicopter.

The CT7-2E1 engine is the latest civil-certified addition to the CT7/T700 family of engines with a full authority digital electronic control (FADEC) system and hot section for power and reliability.

“We are very pleased with the successful certification of the CT7-2E1,” said Lisa Coroa-Bockley, GE’s CT7 programs director. “GE has a proven track record of continuously advancing engines with new technology to support the extensive demands for power, quality and reliability of new aircraft applications. The AW189 is an example of a great match of an advanced new helicopter with state-of-the-art engine technology.”

The first production-certified CT7-2E1 engines will be delivered to AgustaWestland later this month.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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