Honeywell's power units for CH-147s

Nov. 17, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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PHOENIX, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Honeywell's 36-150 APU increased electrical power units will be used by Boeing for CH-147 helicopters being delivered to Canada.

"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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