March 5, 2013
Rolls-Royce launches latest M250 engine variant for Commercial, Military Helicopters
Rolls-Royce has launched the latest variant of its M250 engine – the M250-C47E. Rolls-Royce has secured a commercial launch commitment for one new and two current aircraft applications, with a customer announcement expected at Heli Expo. The US Navy has committed as the first military customer to incorporate the M250-C47E into the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout. Rolls-Royce has delivered a development engine to Northrop Grumman for a demonstrator aircraft for the Rapid Deployment Capability program. The M250-C47E takes the outstanding performance of the -C47B/M and joins it with a Value Improvement Package (VIP) and a new, dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). The engine design includes a similar mounting configuration to the -C47B/M models.