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A gas turbine engine that powers a rotating cylindrical shaft, as to a pump or a helicopter rotor.


a propulsion system used mainly in helicopters and hovercraft, where the shaft is connected to a gearbox and transmits power from a gas turbine


(ˈtɜr boʊˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft)
a gas turbine used to deliver shaft power, as to a helicopter rotor. Also called tur′boshaft en`gine.
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Honeywell Aerospace has entered into a deal for the supply of HTS900 turboshaft to Marenco Swisshelicopter for the SKYe SH09 single-engine helicopter, marking the first production agreement for the new Honeywell engine.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft.
Martin said the Bolkow BO-105 it replaced last November was a "fineCrew: 1 pilot Capacity: Seven passengers or two crew and two patients (air ambulance variant) Length: 39ft 11in Height: 11ft 6in Empty weight: 3,208lb Max takeoff weight: 6,415lb Engine: 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 turboshaft engines or 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B turboshaft engines Main rotor diameter: 33ft 6in Main rotor area: 879 sq ft Cruising speed: 158mph Never exceed speed: 178mph Range: 395 miles EUROCOPTER EC135: THE FACTS CONCERT TICKETS Tickets for a grand concert at Caernarfon Castle climaxing in a marathon walk across Wales by 15 celebrities led by opera singer Rhys Meirion are selling fast.
The first MOU establishes a framework for collaboration between Safran and AVIC, particularly concerning the development of new-generation turboshaft engines for heavy helicopters intended for both the Chinese market and international markets.
The chopper is powered by a Turbomeca Artosute III B turboshaft engine and is designed to operate over a wide range of weight, centre of gravity and altitude conditions.
Based on a course on gas turbine engine controls developed and taught by the authors to Air Force, Navy, and Army engineers, this book covers the design of engine control and monitoring systems, for both turbofan and turboshaft engines.
Russian Helicopters (RH) is to relaunch production of the Mil Mi-34 in an updated version powered by a Turbomeca Arrius 2F turboshaft as part of its strategic aim of breaking into the light helicopter market.
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The AATE demonstrator program is designed to validate the technologies needed to achieve the Army's aggressive performance goals of 65 percent improvement in shaft horsepower (SHP)/weight ratio and a 25 percent improvement in fuel consumption for the next-generation 3,000 SHP turboshaft engine.
The deal provides a guaranteed delivery of Gnome turboshaft engines and includes provision of spares.
The H-53s were powered by two T64-GE-7 turboshaft engines.
Farnborough International Airshow) Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has signed a five-year support agreement with the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) to cover accessories for Rolls-Royce Gnome turboshaft engines.