Category Archives: Aircraft Engine Overhaul

A Thrush is “Reborn” with Upgrades & a PT6A-41

It was in 2010 that Thrush Aircraft introduced a new engine mount design for the 510 series Thrush, specifically the then newly certified H80 GE turboprop engine. The extension was approximately 18 inches forward of the hopper, creating a mini-storage area and eliminating the lead-shot ballast ring. Not only did this improve flight characteristics by moving the CG, but removed nearly 300 pounds of “dead” weight.

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Pratt & Whitney Wins Major New Department Of Defense Contract

Pratt & Whitney Wins Major New Department Of Defense ContractAs you can imagine, the process of getting and keeping a Department of Defense contract is a very complex one. So, the news that Pratt & Whitney has won a modification to amend its existing F-35 Lightning II contract to a whopping $1.05 billion stands out in aviation news.

Under the new agreement with the U.S. Air Force, Pratt & Whitney will not only be providing dozens of aircraft propulsion systems, but will also offer its unparalleled expertise in the areas of program management and aircraft engineering support. Continue reading Pratt & Whitney Wins Major New Department Of Defense Contract

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Aggressive Aircraft Engine Maintenance Or Engine Replacement As Your Fleet Grows?

Aggressive Aircraft Engine Maintenance Or Engine Replacement As Your Fleet Grows?If you have a growing fleet of commercial aircrafts, then you have a major choice to make:

  • Will you aggressively replace engines as they begin to show signs of reduced performance?
  • Or will you choose to invest more hours in maintenance and reduce your overall flight time?

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Comparing Aircraft Engine MRO With Non-MRO Sources For Critical Engine Components

Comparing Aircraft Engine MRO With Non-MRO Sources For Critical Engine ComponentsIt should come as no surprise that the field of aviation is one of the most heavily regulated in the world. While there are still some regions where aerial safety issues are more likely than others, on the whole, flying is safer than ever — largely due to these tough regulations.

There are many reasons why so many companies and nations have lined up behind the strictest standards in aviation. For example: In order to ignite economic growth, it’s important national carriers from relatively remote markets be able to promise exceptional safety records. Continue reading Comparing Aircraft Engine MRO With Non-MRO Sources For Critical Engine Components

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Aircraft Engine Maintenance Helps Support The Best Operating Environment For Your Pilots

Aircraft Engine Maintenance Helps Support The Best Operating Environment For Your PilotsWhen you think about how many hours your aircraft engines have been in service lately, don’t forget to spare a thought for your pilots. Virtually all commercial pilots are highly professional, proud individuals who strive to do an excellent job every minute they’re in the cockpit. Continue reading Aircraft Engine Maintenance Helps Support The Best Operating Environment For Your Pilots

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Aircraft Engines For Sale Can Boost Your Fleet’s Commercial Viability

Aircraft Engines For Sale Can Boost Your Fleet’s Commercial ViabilityHave you had the opportunity to analyze your fleet’s balance sheets lately?

As aircrafts age, they can bring unexpected increases in your bills in terms of fuel, aircraft maintenance, and more. In order to fend off these increases, look to your engines first. Continue reading Aircraft Engines For Sale Can Boost Your Fleet’s Commercial Viability

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Will Recent Air Disasters Mean Stricter Rules For Aircraft Engine Maintenance?

Will Recent Air Disasters Mean Stricter Rules For Aircraft Engine Maintenance?You don’t have to be a member of the aviation industry to recognize that the public is on edge over recent issues in aircraft safety, including several very significant aerial disasters.

Of course, those within the industry need to take a cautious tact. Safety standards within the U.S. are very high, but it is still important to show care and consideration for the public’s sentiment. Continue reading Will Recent Air Disasters Mean Stricter Rules For Aircraft Engine Maintenance?

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