The new HTS900 turboshaft developed for the Bell 407X has not only thrust Honeywell into the spotlight here at Heli-Expo, it also has given the Phoenix-based company a platform on which to reclaim a place among the major players in the civil helicopter business.
Honeywell Aerospace Trading (HAT) now includes pre-owned Honeywell engines, auxiliary power units, starter and environmental control systems, as well as avionics, the Morris Township, New Jersey-based company announced here at Paris. Wheels and brakes will be added in the future.
Sometimes you just outgrow a name, as Kelner Turbine did. As of September the company is rebranded to CD Aviation Services. According to a company spokesman, the name change accompanies the introduction of a new facility in Calgary, Alberta.
Honeywell plans to introduce a new intelligent engine monitoring network for its engine remote diagnostic service called Zing. Designed for aircraft powered by the Honeywell TFE731 turbofan, the product creates a high-speed information network between operators and their aircraft and translates engine data into alerts and maintenance requirements.
Engine manufacturers are ready to benefit from the hot market for new business aircraft and helicopters in the coming decades. In addition to established manufacturers–General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce, Turbomeca and Williams–several new OEMs will be introducing their own models to the market.
With more than 15 years’ experience working on the TFE731 engine as an independent FAR 145 Repair Station, BizJet International has recently become a major service center for the Honeywell TFE731-2-3-5 and TFE731-20-40-60 engines.
Honeywell has chosen Heli-Expo’06 to announce plans to manufacture an FAA-certified 1,800-shp version of the military T53 turboshaft engine for the Bell 210.
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