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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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Contract Awarded for Procurement of 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter.
The turboshaft engine is best known for powering some of the world's most iconic helicopters for over 50 years, including the Bell UH-1H Huey, Huey II and AH-1H Cobra, with a total of more than 62 million flight hours.
The vehicle may even employ a system in which hydrogen is fed directly into a specially designed turboshaft engine, eliminating the need for fuel cells or electric motors.
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.
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.
In October media sources confirmed that turboshaft engines exported by Pratt and Whitney Canada to China were used to power the prototype Z-10 Zhisheng attack helicopter, the Chinese equivalent to the US AH-1 Cobra.
This is a helicopter turboshaft engine that was converted to a jet by some internal modifications and a custom tailpipe.