TAI and LHTEC Signed Contract for CTS800 Engine

Deal between TAI, Honeywell and Rolls Royce will establish local assembly, parts manufacturing, inspection, and test and depot repair capability in Turkey.

Issue 65 - February 2016

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company, a 50-50 partnership between Honeywell International Inc. and Rolls Royce, have signed an agreement to supply CTS800 turboshaft engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter, a program of the Undersecretary for Defense Industry (SSM) since September 2013.

The agreement, which confirms a memorandum of understanding signed at this year’s Paris Air Show 2015, consists of a five-year development program to integrate and certify the CTS800-4AT engine model on the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter (TLUH) platform. The agreement is expected to result in a production program that will provide helicopters to the local Turkish military and civil market, as well as globally. With the CTS800, operators will benefit from a proven commercial and military propulsion system that expands mission range and payload.