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Covington Aircraft named Quest Service Center for KODIAK Airplanes

Covington Aircraft named Quest Service Center for KODIAK Airplanes

Covington Aircraft named a Quest KODIAK service center in their efforts to continue to offer world-class service for aircraft engine maintenance.

Covington Aircraft
Quote startWe are excited about this new partnership with Quest Aircraft and the opportunities it provides. When two aviation companies that are focused on integrity partner together, the aviation community wins.Quote end

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) October 10, 2011

Covington Aircraft, a world-leading aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, is excited to announce that they are now an authorized Quest Service Center. This is part of Covington’s continued effort to provide their customers with support around the world.

Being an authorized Quest Service Center will give Covington the ability to do maintenance and repair level service on the Quest KODIAK, along with the maintenance and overhaul services PT6A customers have grown to expect from Covington Aircraft.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Quest Aircraft and the opportunities it provides,” said Aaron Abbott, Executive Vice President of Covington Aircraft. “When two aviation companies that are focused on integrity partner together, the aviation community wins.”

kodiak_air_closeupThe KODIAK, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine, can take off in under 1000 feet at full gross takeoff weight of 7,255 pounds and it can climb at over 1300 feet per minute. The KODIAK’s rugged aluminum construction combines superior STOL performance and high useful load.

Both Covington Aircraft and Quest Aircraft are excited about this new partnership and what it means for KODIAK customers.

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Pratt & Whitney PT6A Emergency AD Issued

NAAA NEWSLETTER

September 15, 2011

SPECIAL ALERT

Pratt & Whitney PT6A Emergency AD Issued

pw-pt6aOn Sept. 15, 2011, the FAA published an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) for certain Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines. The emergency AD, numbered 2011-20-51, was prompted by failures of certain first stage reduction sun gears manufactured by Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (TAATI) under a part manufacturer approval (PMA). The engines affected are PT6A-15AG, -27, -28, -34, -34AG, -34B and -36. About 80 of these gears are suspected to have the anomaly and about half have already been taken out of service. If not corrected, this condition could result in failure of the shaft portion of the sun gear which will result in engine shutdown.

The emergency AD is effective upon receipt. This AD applies to the listed engines which have had maintenance done to the power section module involving first stage reduction sun gear replacement since Feb. 3, 2010 having the TAATI sun gear, part number (P/N) E3024765, serial numbers (S/Ns) PC5-091 through PC5-176 installed. For affected engines, remove the replacement first stage reduction sun gear and the interacting planet gear within 15 operating hours or 15 days after receipt of this AD.

NAAA recommends you read the AD carefully to determine the action or actions required to comply with this Emergency Airworthiness Directive.

For more information, visit Covington Aircraft’s website and give us a call.

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