Honeywell signs engine contract with Marenco Swisshelicopter
Honeywell Aerospace will supply its next-generation HTS900 engines to the Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09 aircraft.
“The Honeywell HTS900 engine provides helicopter owners and pilots with twin-engine performance with a single-engine installation.”
Steve Lien, vice president, Defense and Space International at Honeywell Aerospace said: “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. 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.”
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Marenco Swisshelicopter pilots will benefit from increased payload capacity at high altitudes as a result of the HTS900’s high power-to-weight ratio.
“Increasing operational efficiency, while simultaneously reducing maintenance time and costs, is an ever-present concern.”
Martin Stucki, CEO at Marenco Swisshelicopter said: “Increasing operational efficiency, while simultaneously reducing maintenance time and costs, is an ever-present concern. Honeywell is enabling us to do this with a future-proofed package that allows us to increase power — and therefore payload — as well as providing room for engine growth within the same architecture.”
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 EASA and the US FAA through 2016.