Honeywell announced earlier this week that they will continue to use NorcaTec as their exclusive distributor of OEM spare parts for the T53 turboshaft engine. Many generations of pilots have flown helicopters powered by Honeywell’s reliable, powerful T53 and T55 families of turboshaft engines. The new agreement will be a multiyear agreement, providing a full range of aftermarket support for spare parts, accessories/LRUs, and components and services.
The T53 engine is best known for powering some of the world’s most iconic helicopters for over 50 years, including the Bell UH-1, AH-1 and 204/205 and Kaman Aerospace K-Max; while the T55 flies on the Boeing© CH-47/B-234 and Bell 309. Equally important to the T53 engine, NorcaTec supports additional Honeywell products as a non-exclusive distributor for the T55 Chinook engine, AGT1500 and other mechanical components for rotary wing and fixed wing applications. Today, the legacy of the T53 remains intact as a properly maintained engine that meets the industry’s most rigorous reliability standards.
Partnering with Honeywell provides NorcaTec with the ability to commit to more inventory, which increases their on-time delivery when receiving urgent requirements from customers. NorcaTec is a privately held small business, aiming to fulfill its customer’s requirements with the highest quality products. “The collaborative relationship we have developed with Honeywell has made it possible for us to develop a material supply chain solution to enable material availability and optimized customer responsiveness” said Sam Gorman, president and CEO of NorcaTec. Honeywell is very excited to continue working with NorcaTec on providing customers with high quality equipment that is known for its legacy of reliability.