General Electric H80

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H80
Type Turboprop
National origin Czech Republic/United States
Manufacturer GE BGA Turboprops
First run 2009
Major applications Thrush Model 510
Let L-410NG
Technoavia Rysachok
Developed from Walter M601

The General Electric H80 is a turboprop aircraft engine produced by GE BGA Turboprops. The H80 is an updated derivative of the Walter M601.

Design and development[edit]

The H80 will update the legacy M601 in several ways, including power and efficiency. The H80 will be a significant power upgrade over the M601, reaching 800 shaft horsepower (shp) rather than the 650 shp of the M601. Another important upgrade to the engine will be improving its hot day performance. That improvement is a major reason why the H80 was selected to power the Thrush Model 510 as an agricultural aircraft.

The H80 was certificated by EASA at 13 December 2011, followed by the FAA at 13 March 2012.[1] Its Russian type certificate was received in October 2012, and the engine also approved by [Brazilian Civil Aviation agency (ANAC) and the Argentine Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil.[2]

Variants[edit]

H80
formerly the M601H-80
H75
new 750 shp derivative[3]
H85
new 850 shp derivative

Applications[edit]

Specification (H80)[edit]

General Characteristics[edit]

  • Type: Turboprop
  • Length: 66" (1.670 mm)
  • Diameter: 22" (560 mm)
  • Dryweight: 382 lbs
  • Pressure Ratio: 6.7
  • TBO: Hours 3600, cycles 6600

See also[edit]

Related development
Comparable engines
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. FAA Certified GE Aviation’s H80 Turboprop Engine". GE Aviation. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "GE Aviation’s H80 Turboprop Engine Gains Its Russian Type Certification". GE Aviation, Business and General Aviation. 8.10.2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "GE Aviation Launches Two New H80 Turboprop Engine Derivatives". GE Aviation. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Technoavia Purchases GE's H80 Engines for New Rysachok Aircraft". GE Aviation Press. February 28, 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 

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