Aerojet, FTT Partner to Expand Hydrocarbon Engine Program

[Satellite TODAY 05-04-10] Aerojet and Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) have entered into a strategic partnership to compete for research, development and production on NASA‘s new hydrocarbon engine and advanced upper stage engine, the companies announced April 30.
    The partnership expands Aerojet and FTT’s cooperative work on the U.S. Air Force’s Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator and Upper Stage Engine Technology programs into a comprehensive engine development program, which aims to provide transformational propulsion capability for NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial launch vehicles. The programs initially were awarded to Aerojet and FTT in 2007.
    “Winning the opportunity to work on these new NASA investments will allow Aerojet and FTT to expand and employ a whole new generation of engineers and scientists in developing the world’s best hydrocarbon engine and then to produce these engines in a new facility located in the United States. Aerojet is excited about joining in a strategic partnership with the innovative professionals at FTT to compete for and win this very important work,” Aerojet CEO Scott Seymour said in a statement.

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