Honeywell Certifies McTurbine Test Cell for T53 Service

Honeywell Aerospace and McTurbine took an important step forward in their ongoing effort to provide quality repair and overhaul services for operators flying helicopters equipped with Honeywell’s venerable T53 series turboshaft engine.

The two companies announced that Honeywell has approved a McTurbine’s correlated test cell for T53 engines. The announcement was made March 30 at the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Chile.

“We continue to make enhancements to our business in order to meet customers’ growing needs,” said Chad Nimrick, general manager of Customer Support and Services, U.S. Sites, for Bell Helicopter. McTurbine is a Bell Helicopter affiliate.

“This added capability to our McTurbine site is another testament to our ability to provide flexible options to operators to serve their aircraft,” Nimrick added.

Honeywell authorized McTurbine to serve as a licensed repair facility for the T53 engine in 2015. Under this agreement, McTurbine is providing the companies’ mutual customers with engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul services, engine and accessory exchange services, and field support.

The T53 series is one of the most successful turboshaft engine families in Honeywell’s extensive propulsion systems portfolio. T53 engines have been flying for more than three decades and have logged more than 50 million flight hours on leading military and commercial helicopters.