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11 July 2016

FIA2016: GE's T700 Engine to Power UK AH-64E

The UK has asked the government of the US to purchase on its behalf 50 Boeing AH-64E APACHE helicopters that will be equipped with GE's T700-701D engines. This will represent the first time GE has sold an off-the-shelf military engine to the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD).

In August 2015, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the UK's request to remanufacture the British Army Air Corps' fleet of APACHE Mk1 aircraft, upgrading to the advanced AH-64E GUARDIAN model.

In addition to T700-701D engines, GE Aviation also provides the electrical power management system and avionics for the APACHE, delivering more than 3,000 systems to date.

H+S Aviation, based in Portsmouth, UK, may provide engine service support to the upgraded UK APACHE fleet. H+S Aviation is a GE-approved provider of repair and overhaul services for gas turbine engines including the GE CT7/T700 turboprop and turboshaft engines.