Honeywell Aerospace will be repairing and overhauling the engines for the U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopter fleet for the next five years after the company won a contract for the service.
The work on the T55-GA-714A engines will take place at Honeywell’s new facility in Phoenix, where new engine production is also done.
“Honeywell remains committed to supporting the T55 engine and the CH-47F Chinook program with improved maintenance practices, expanded repair capacities and engine modernization improvements that will meet the helicopter’s needs for years to come,” Dave Marinick, Honeywell’s president of Engines & Power Systems, said in a statement. “Honeywell’s unparalleled T55 repair and overhaul facility was designed to provide the highest level of support for the U.S. Army’s needs today and in future missions. Every aspect of the layout and design of this new facility was carefully planned to ensure operational efficiency with U.S. Army mission readiness in mind.”
The company said having production and overhaul work in the same place will allow resources to be shared and can accommodate a surge output of 20 engines per month.