CTS800 power range: 1,300 - 1,700shp
First engine delivery (CTS800-4) September 2001
CTS800-4N certification completed in November 2003
CTS800-powered Super Lynx in service throughout the world
Rolls-Royce and Honeywell joined to form the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), developing the CTS800 through this 50:50 partnership. Having proven its class-leading performance and reliability during the development phase of the RAH-66 Comanche program, the CTS800 family has since secured a number of production applications. The CTS800 gives operators options by providing exceptionally low fuel burn in a small, lightweight, high power package.
The CTS800 powers a large variety of aircraft applications, including flight test evaluations in the AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta, Bell UH-1H Huey, Eurocopter AS.365 Dauphin, AS.565 Panter and HAL Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter, Vought HH-65.The engine was selected as the boundary layer compressor drive for the ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious search and rescue aircraft.
The CTS800 powers the next generation of AgustaWestland Super Lynx aircraft, having first flown in the Lynx in 1991. The Super Lynx is now in service with militaries worldwide, with the engine also being offered as an upgrade for existing Lynx fleets. Due to the success of the Super Lynx the CTS800 was selected to power the AgustaWestland Future Lynx, now known as the Wildcat.
The CTS800 engine features a modular design combining an advanced technology twin spool compressor, annular combustor, and bladed four stage turbine. Operating the engine in the world’s most austere environments is possible due to the integrated particle separator inlet. Coupled with a highly redundant, dual channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC ) system the CTS800 is one of the safest engines in operation today.
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Shinmaywa US-2 BLC, AgustaWestland Super Lynx, AgustaWestland Lynx MK9A, AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wilcat, AgustaWestland ATAK Team T129, Sikorsky X-2 demonstrator