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Airbus Helicopters and PHI sign for 20 H175 and 8 H160

Marignane, 12 September 2023 – Airbus Helicopters and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement that includes commitments for 20 super-medium H175 and 8 H160 helicopters to serve the energy market worldwide, including in the US. These 28 state-of-the-art helicopters will better position PHI to respond to the energy market’s expected growing offshore transportation needs.These Leer másAirbus Helicopters and PHI sign for 20 H175 and 8 H160[…]

RTX advances hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator

PARIS, June 19, 2023, PARIS AIR SHOW (Le Bourget) — RTX has achieved a critical milestone in its hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program, successfully completing a rated power test of the demonstrator’s 1 megawatt (MW) electric motor, developed by Collins Aerospace (Collins). The 1MW motor will be combined with a highly efficient thermal engine, developed by Pratt & Whitney, Leer másRTX advances hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator[…]

Pratt & Whitney expands P&WCSMART with PT6T-3 engine parts

ATLANTA, March 7, 2023 – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, has expanded its P&WCSMART™ portfolio with a new “flat rate” parts package – comprised of new major assembly parts replaced during a scheduled reduction gearbox clutch inspection – available for several PT6T-3 helicopter engine models. “Our P&WCSMART portfolio provides customers with an Leer másPratt & Whitney expands P&WCSMART with PT6T-3 engine parts[…]

New Remote Maintenance Kit from Pratt & Whitney helicopter engines

ATLANTA, March 7, 2023 – Pratt & Whitney Canada (PW) announced the rollout of new Remote Maintenance Kits comprised of strategically selected parts and tooling for helicopter engines that will support aircraft availability and maintenance autonomy. The kit is offered to customers enrolled in the company’s Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) pay-per-hour maintenance plan as part of their investment in Leer másNew Remote Maintenance Kit from Pratt & Whitney helicopter engines[…]

Pratt & Whitney and ATR combine efforts to achieve 100% SAF

Longueuil, Quebec, February 9, 2023 – Pratt & Whitney Canada and ATR, the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, announced an agreement to collaborate on an initiative to achieve 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) readiness in PW127 series engines, including the new PW127XT powering next-generation ATR deliveries, by 2025. “Our collaboration with ATR will be underway throughout 2023 and 2024 Leer másPratt & Whitney and ATR combine efforts to achieve 100% SAF[…]

Successful first Hybrid-Electric engine by Raytheon Technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2022 — Raytheon Technologies announced the successful first engine run of the company’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator, marking a key milestone towards flight testing, targeted to begin in 2024. The propulsion system’s initial run took place at Pratt & Whitney’s innovation facility in Longueuil, Quebec and performed as expected. The system fully Leer másSuccessful first Hybrid-Electric engine by Raytheon Technologies[…]

Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94 marks 35 years and 150M FH

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 19, 2022 – Pratt & Whitney today announced that the PW4000-94 (94-inch) engine has surpassed 150 million flight hours (FH) and 35 years of operational experience. Over 2,500 engines have been delivered since entry-into-service in 1987. The PW4000-94-inch engine currently serves more than 70 customers in 30 countries, powering Boeing 747/767 and Leer másPratt & Whitney PW4000-94 marks 35 years and 150M FH[…]

Montenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires

Montenegro Air Force rely on their three Bell 412EPi helicopters to fight country-wide wildfires in the region. Every July, wildfires sweep through Montenegro’s forestland, destroying endangered terrain and threatening people’s lives. When more than half of Montenegro’s ecosystem consists of vast woodland and mountains, the need for a reliable aircraft to help combat severe wildfires Leer másMontenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires[…]

HEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter

Having the best possible aircraft available is essential when it comes to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) mission and the Bell 429 is the response. For many emergency scenarios, EMS helicopters remain the sole method of transporting patients to hospitals – whether it’s due to the patient being in an inhospitable prehospital location or Leer másHEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter[…]

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