Statement on itep
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATEC STATEMENT REGARDING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVED TURBINE ENGINE PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2015 – The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture between Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, is reviewing the U.S. Army’s Request for Proposal (RFP) and expects to respond with an innovative, durable, and fuel-efficient engine for the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP).
“Both Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney are proud to support our heroes in uniform, providing them with the best equipment for mission success and safety. Our companies joined forces nearly ten years ago to bring about the best in shared knowledge and experience to design and build the preeminent helicopter engine – the HPW3000,” said Craig Madden, president of ATEC. “We believe that the HPW3000 is the best solution for Army helicopter fleets and American warfighters, as the improved engine performance will enhance mission capabilities, save lives and would save the Army $1 billion per year.” The Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, is an Army effort to develop a helicopter engine that is 50 percent more powerful and 25 percent more fuel-efficient than the engine currently powering its Black Hawk and Apache helicopter fleets.
ATEC, a joint venture between Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has brought together the worldclass engineering, manufacturing, and production capabilities of two industry-leading companies to build the most advanced and fuel efficient 3,000 shaft horsepower turbine engine.
To learn more about ATEC and the HPW3000 engine, visit Booth #1825 during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held Oct. 12-14 in Washington, D.C., or visit ATEC online at www.dualspoolrules.com or on Twitter and Facebook.