Australia selects RTM322 engine

The Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 engine has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence to power its fleet of NH90 helicopters.


The Rolls-Royce Turbomeca (RRTM) RTM322 engine has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence to power its fleet of 12 twin-engine NH90 multi-role helicopters of NHI.



Australia becomes the tenth NH90 customer to select the RTM322, joining the family of RTM322 NH90 users whose countries include Finland, France, Germany, Greece and Oman.



“This selection by Australia reinforces its position as the world’s leading engine in its class today,” said Scott Crislip, President of Rolls-Royce Helicopters. “The RTM322 is at the beginning of its lifecycle and has a very clear growth path for the future.”


The RTM322 has also been selected for approximately 65 per cent of EH101 orders, the latest customer being the Japan Defence Agency. Approximately 1,500 RTM322 engines, including orders and options, have been announced for NH90, WAH-64 Apache and EH101 helicopters.