Honeywell wins contract to build Army helicopter engines in Phoenix
PHOENIX — Honeywell has been awarded a contract to produce and test new engines for U.S. Army helicopters at its aerospace global headquarters in Phoenix, the company announced Tuesday.
The four-year, $476 million contract award ensures the U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopter fleet has spare engines to support future missions in addition to having available engines for Boeing’s Philadelphia Production Line through 2024.
This contract will serve new aircraft requirements for the U.S. Army and foreign partner nations, according to a press release.
“Supporting the U.S. Army Chinook Program is a bedrock principle for Honeywell Aerospace,” Steven Williams, vice president of Defense Aftermarket for Honeywell Aerospace, said in the release.
“Our mission is manufacturing, maintaining, and modernizing T55 engines for the critical heavy-lift mission, and we take this mission seriously. We are very proud to continue our strong relationship with PEO Aviation, the U.S. Army and our warfighter.”
Honeywell can also repair and overhaul engines in the same location where new engines will be produced due to the recent completion of a new, world-class facility.
The Phoenix headquarters is able to deliver up to 20 engines per month to the U.S. Army, foreign military and commercial customers, according to the release.