Rolls Royce marks 31 000th delivery of M250 engine

engine The new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E.

Rolls-Royce Corp. delivered the 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom Helicopter Corp. Feb. 22 for installation in a 480B training helicopter for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, the company announced at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo in Las Vegas March 4. M250 series engines, originally produced by Allison, can be found in such common helicopters as the Bell 407, and the engine has been selected for the fixed-wing GippsAero GA10. Rolls-Royce also announced a new variant of the engine, the M250-C47E, and teased an announcement by its launch customer later in the show.