Category Archives: Pratt and Whitney PT6 Engine

What is a Hot Section Inspection & Why It’s Important to PT6A Engine Longevity

The Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine has been in use since 1961 and has since logged more than 380 million flight hours, the equivalent of about 250,000 round-trips to the moon.   The most advanced PT6A engine family includes three power levels, “Small”, “Medium”, and “Large” that all have the advantage of turbine cooling, aerodynamic design, and advanced technologies in materials.  Keeping these engines running efficiently and safely wouldn’t be possible without a periodic Hot Section Inspection.

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Why You NEED to Know EDD – Electrostatic Discharge Damage in the PT6A

Last month we disassembled and investigated a 3000 hour time since new PT6A-34AG engine with a #1 bearing failure that appears to be attributable to a phenomenon called: EDD! The damage from the failure combined with damage from the propeller sudden stoppage following the aircraft’s off airport landing has resulted in a BER; an engine that is “Beyond Economic Repair”!

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Flight Safety As A Precaution In Thinking Ahead

FAA safety regulations have continued to advance as flight becomes a more common form of travel. Although this is obviously seen with changes in commercial aircraft operation, it also applies to private pilots and even home built aircraft. Although there is some more legal leeway for private operators, the push to utilize maintenance schedule adherence as a preventive from of safety does still apply._DSC1344 Continue reading Flight Safety As A Precaution In Thinking Ahead

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The Sky Is No Longer The Limit

The Sky Id No Longer The LimitAs private aircraft piloting is becoming more accessible to a number of population segments, advances in experimental designs that support sustainable flying have also become more prominent. This is largely due to the fact that existing turbines and radial engines can not only be obtained to be modified, but they can also be combined with better body designs and alternative power sources to propel the engines. Continue reading The Sky Is No Longer The Limit

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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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An Aircraft Engine MRO Provides Thousands Of Hours Of Experience That Others Don’t

An Aircraft Engine MRO Provides Thousands Of Hours Of Experience That Others Don’tWhat is an authorized MRO? You have probably dealt with a number of different MROs, yet the actual meaning of the acronym is easily forgotten throughout the aviation supply chain.

MRO stands for “maintenance, repair, and overhaul,” and it reflects the versatility that such an organization should be able to offer to your enterprise if you are in commercial flight. Continue reading An Aircraft Engine MRO Provides Thousands Of Hours Of Experience That Others Don’t

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An Introduction To PT6A Engines For Sale And What To Expect From The PT6A Model

An Introduction To PT6A Engines For Sale And What To Expect From The PT6A ModelEveryone who has been involved in aviation for a while knows at least a little about Pratt & Whitney and the company’s PT6A engine model, which has long been one of the top in the world when it comes to performance for commercial aircraft.

In 2012 and again in 2013, the PT6 line was reinvigorated with new technology. The PT6A engines were enhanced with additional models, allowing them to deliver excellent performance to a wide variety of large aircraft. Continue reading An Introduction To PT6A Engines For Sale And What To Expect From The PT6A Model

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PT6A Lauded As One Of World’s Best Commercial Engines By Aviation International News

Historic scan pt6 engine application
Historic scan pt6 engine application

When it comes to commercial aircraft engines, there are several different media outlets that the most experienced pilots and fleet managers know they can trust. One of these is Aviation International News, a trusted outlet that was founded all the way in 1972. Continue reading PT6A Lauded As One Of World’s Best Commercial Engines By Aviation International News

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Pratt & Whitney Is A Trusted Brand When It Comes To Aircraft Engines For Sale

Pratt & Whitney Is A Trusted Brand When It Comes To Aircraft Engines For SaleHere at Covington Aircraft, one of the companies that we respect most in the world of aviation is Pratt & Whitney. The Pratt & Whitney engineering and design teams have achieved some truly great things in aviation both recently and in the past.

As of right now, Pratt & Whitney is responsible for the development of one of the most popular, if not the most popular, engines in the world: The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 Series. The PT6 Series has been around since the 1950s, but continues to impress aviators today. Continue reading Pratt & Whitney Is A Trusted Brand When It Comes To Aircraft Engines For Sale

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New, Repaired, And Overhauled Aircraft Engines: It’s What’s For Dinner

New Repaired And Overhauled Aircraft EnginesIt doesn’t matter what you use your aircraft for in the business world – a grounded aircraft means lost money. Any time your precious aircraft sits on the ground because of engine problems, you lose money. Any time your aircraft sits because you have missed your engine overhaul, you are losing money. But when it comes to engine maintenance, the old adage applies; you need to spend money to make money. Continue reading New, Repaired, And Overhauled Aircraft Engines: It’s What’s For Dinner

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