Light Helicopter Turbine Engine (LHTEC) has selected Coltec Aerospace to supply its Model EMC35E full-authority digital-engine-control (FADEC) for the CTP800 turboprop engine. The EMC35E was designed, and will be manufactured, by Coltec's West Hartford, Connecticut-based Chandler Evans Control Systems division.

The CTP800 is a derivative of LHTEC's T800 turbo-shaft engine, and has been earmarked for re-engineing the US Army's fleet of Bombardier de Havilland Dash 7s.

"This is our first FADEC for a turboprop," says Paul Glover, vice president marketing and programmes at Chandler Evans. "We expect the advanced aspects of the CTP800 engine and our fuel control system will enable us to make significant inroads in the market for turboprop engines."

Coltec Aerospace has been contracted to supply the first 12 production ship sets of main landing gear systems for the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E/F fighter.

Source: Flight International