First test of GE new heavy helicopter engine

Recently, GE, an American engine manufacturer, said that the US Army and GE Aviation had completed the first full-scale test of the “Future Affordable Turbine Engine” project, which aims to develop a turboshaft engine with a shaft power of 5,000 to 10,000 horsepower. GE said that chemicals transport enterprise china since October, bench tests of compressors, combustors and turbines have been successfully completed.

GE has received $45 million in FATA funding in 2011 to design a new turboshaft engine technology validator that meets all the technical requirements of today’s and future rotorcrafts, such chemicals transport enterprise china as the power engine requirements of the Pentagon’s Future Vertical Lift project.

The goal of this work is to produce a new turboshaft engine with 35% lower fuel consumption, 80% higher power-weight ratio, 20% longer design life and 45% lower production and maintenance costs than existing engines.

Harry Nahatis, chemicals transport enterprise china general manager of GE Aero-turboshaft Engine Department, said GE Internally calls it “the most advanced turboshaft engine in GE’s history”. It extensively applies GE’s mature technology in commercial turbofan engines, including the wide application of ceramic matrix composites in engine combustors to allow the combustor head (dome). And the liners can withstand “the ability to allow unprecedented high temperatures” while reducing weight. The compressor of the new engine has set a record of the highest single-stage pressure ratio in GE aviation history.

Harry Nahatis, general manager of GE Aero-turboshaft Engine Department, said GE Internally calls it “the most advanced turboshaft engine in GE’s history”. It extensively applies GE’s mature technology in commercial turbofan engines, including the wide application of ceramic matrix composites in engine combustors to allow the combustor head (dome). And the liners can withstand “the ability to allow unprecedented high temperatures” while reducing weight. The compressor of the new engine has set a record of the highest single-stage pressure ratio in GE aviation history.