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AIR6447 - Helicopter Turboshaft Engine Idle Power Scheduling

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Document Number: AIR6447
Project Initiation: 06-29-2010
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Sponsor Name: Peter A. Hartman
Helicopter Turboshaft Engine Idle Power Scheduling
Provide aircraft and engine designers with a better understanding of turboshaft engine idle power characteristics and objectives to be considered during the design process.
Various configurations of new helicopters have different needs for the idle setting. This AIR discusses the balances of the engine design and the helicopter design in selecting the correct engine idle speed.
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