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Contracts - Awards | Engines - Aircraft | GE | Helicopters & Rotary | Support & Maintenance | USA

GE to Overhaul, Upgrade UH-60 Blackhawk, AH-64 Apache Engines

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T700 engine General Electric Engine Services in Cincinnati, OH received a $9.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of 20 T700-GE-701C turbine engines to the T700-GE-701D configuration applicable to the UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters. The US Army’s program to upgrade its fleet of UH-60A and UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to the UH-60M configuration includes upgrading the aircraft’s T700-GE-700 engines using GE kits to the T700-GE-701D configuration… In addition to the UH-60M Blackhawk, the T700-701D powers the Apache AH-64 Block III attack helicopter. T700-GE-701D Quick Facts * Compressor Stages: 6 * Low-Pressure Turbine/High-Pressure Turbine Stages: 2/2 * Nominal Diameter (Inches): 15.6 * Length (in.): 46 * Dry Weight (lb.): 456 GE expects to perform the work upgrading the engines in Arkansas City, KS with an estimated completion date of Sept 30/11. Three bids were solicited with 3 bids received by the US Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL (W58RGZ-08-D-0226).

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