First Flight for GE Aviation T408 Engine on CH-53K, 27-Oct-15 : #T408 General Electric’s largest turboshaft engine, the GE38-1B with military designation T408, successfully powered the first flight of the future USMC’ heavy lift helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K. The King Stallion used three 7,332-rated shaft horsepower engines
CH-53K GE38 Turboshaft Engine Test Status, 27-Aug-12 : LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS - GE reports that four GE38 turboshaft engines in support of Sikorsky Aircraft's CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program under development for the U.S. Marine Corps, continue to demonstrate maturity and durable operating capabilities during testing at GE's Lynn, Massachusetts, facility as well as MTU's Munich, Germany, facility. A fifth factory test engine will join the program later this year. GE has also built seven engines for the CH-53K flight test program, with the 13 remaining engines to be manufactured during the next seven months.
Aurora Delivers Engine Nacelles to CH-53K Program, 30-Apr-12 : Bridgeport, WV – Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first pair of forward engine nacelles to Sikorsky Aircraft for assembly onto the first CH-53K prototype helicopter, the U.S. Marine Corps’ new-generation heavy lift rotorcraft.
First GE38 Engine Delivered for Marine Corps CH-53K Program, 04-Aug-11 : LYNN, MA -- GE has delivered the first engine for the Sikorsky CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle culminating two years of successful testing that has convincingly demonstrated the engine's ability to provide the increased mission capability required for United States Marine Corps (USMC) missions.
GE38 Completes First Engine to Test Program, 06-May-10 : LYNN, MA -- The GE38 turboshaft engine has completed its First Engine to Test (FETT) phase, establishing a new shaft-horsepower (shp) record for the GE Lynn facility, exceeding production performance margins for fuel consumption and completing an initial 30 hour endurance test.
Key milestone achieved for CH-53K GE38 engine, 13-Jan-09 : LYNN, Massachusetts -- GE Aviation has completed on schedule the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its new GE38 turboshaft engine, clearing the way for full-engine testing in 2009.