"Honeywell engines and auxiliary power units are powering helicopters around the world but the Canadian forces program marks the first selection of Honeywell's APU for a Chinook helicopter," said Vicki Panhuise, vice president, U.S. Defense Customers, Honeywell Aerospace. "The Honeywell 36-150 provides 75 percent more electrical power, allowing the Canadian forces an expanded mission envelope.
"It also provides higher reliability and lower operating costs for a proven battlefield workhorse."
Honeywell said in a news release the first shipments of the 36-150 APU will begin next year.
Honeywell noted it also provides the T55 engine for the Chinook helicopter.
An APU is a small turbine engine used for main engine starting, as well as providing electrical power to airframe and cockpit systems.
Additional details on the selection of the 36-150 by Boeing weren't disclosed.
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