Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Rotorcraft Report: RR300 to Power Eagle 300T
Rolls-Royce has secured an agreement to provide its RR300B1 engine for RotorWay International’s new Eagle 300T helicopter. The development of the RR300-B1, the second new model in the engine program, came together quickly since its launch in 2007, with production and deliveries starting in 2008. Ken Roberts, president of Rolls-Royce’s Helicopter Engine business, notes that RotorWay’s selection of a gas turbine engine for the Eagle 300T is an opportunity "to demonstrate the power, versatility and benefits of the RR300 engine." Under the deal, deliveries are scheduled to run through 2017.