Honeywell to provide T55 engines for U.K. MOD Chinook Fleet

  • 14-Aug-2009 02:07 EDT

The U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD) has purchased $185 million worth of Honeywell 55-L-714A engines and spares to retrofit its fleet of Chinook helicopters. According to Honeywell, the Chinooks with the upgraded 55-L-714A engines will have 17% more power, increased maintenance intervals, and reduced fuel consumption by 5%. The MOD will acquire the new helicopter engines in the next five years. The Royal Air Force will operate the fleet, which will be upgraded by Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, U.K.

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