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Maintenance Repair & Overhaul: Another Approach To Monitoring PT6A Engine Health?

High-tech sensors and systems may not be the only way to monitor engine health. Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a project called Oil Analysis Technology, applying it first to the PT6A engine. But Program Manager Frederique Richard says the approach may have much wider applications.

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Turbine Conversions selects PT6A-21 engines for Cessna 206 conversion

Turbine Conversions, Ltd. and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) have signed a long-term contract for the sale of PT6A-21 engines to power the recently announced Cessna 206 turbine conversion. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Turbine Conversions has been converting aircraft using P&WC engines since 1990, but company president Bill Hatfield first encountered the PT6 engine when he installed a PT6A-34AG engine in his Grumman Ag Cat in 1975.

“I still fly my Grumman Ag Cat, and that PT6A-34AG engine continues to serve me well after more than 40 years,” said Hatfield, one of the most respected and well-known pioneers of the agricultural industry. “The relationships I have built with P&WC employees over the years have likewise endured and helped empower our business and those of our own clients. We are delighted to have struck yet another arrangement with P&WC to power our Cessna 206 conversion.”

“Turbine Conversions has consistently demonstrated its understanding of the factors that drive successful conversion programs,” said Denis Parisien, vice-president, General Aviation, P&WC. “With the 206 turbine conversion program, our PT6A-21 engines will replace piston engines so operators of the converted aircraft will benefit from a considerable increase in power, better hot and high performance and a TBO [time between overhaul] of 3,600 hours. Combined with that is our OEM [original equipment manufacturer] warranty and a global customer support network that is second to none.”

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The PT6A engine boasts powerful performance and unmatched versatility. PT6 technology has powered 125 different applications since its introduction. More than 46,000 PT6 engines have been manufactured, with 23,000 now in service. The engine has logged more than 375 million flight hours.

“Anyone can say they’re the best; we have the numbers to prove it,” said Parisien. “It’s more than an engine. The PT6A engine offers the best of both worlds: Its proven technology is built upon a remarkable body of engineering achievement that has written new chapters in aviation history in collaboration with our customers, and it’s also this technology that continues to make new aircraft applications possible. We’re already moving on to the next innovation.”

The PT6A engine’s flexible architecture and modular reverse-flow design simplify installation in both single- and twin-engine installations as well as tractor and pusher propeller configurations. Simple on-wing maintenance is possible for most tasks, whereas other engines might need a shop visit.

H/T Skies Magazine.

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Pratt & Whitney Developing New Services On Sensor Data And Analytics

Pratt & Whitney Developing New Services On Sensor Data And AnalyticsPassengers are more and more concerned about the collection of flight data and overall safety when they fly. After a series of catastrophic aerial accidents, many of which have taken place in Southeast Asia, the average consumer is demanding ever-higher standards.

In order to achieve a safer future for the aviation world, it will be necessary to develop a whole slew of technologies for recording, transmitting, and maintaining real-time data. However, the true resolution to the problem will take place in the maintenance world. Continue reading Pratt & Whitney Developing New Services On Sensor Data And Analytics

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Things Are Looking Up For Young People Who Consider An Aviation Career

Things Are Looking Up For Young People Who Consider An Aviation CareerIt was not that long ago when the United States was slogging through one of the longest and deepest recessions in the whole history of the nation.

One of the most potent parts of the recession was the lack of job growth and difficulty that people faced in finding new opportunities, even if they aggressively “retrained” for other fields of work. Continue reading Things Are Looking Up For Young People Who Consider An Aviation Career

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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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What Can We Expect From The Future Of Aircraft Engine Maintenance?

What Can We Expect From The Future Of Aircraft Engine Maintenance?Aircrafts — and their engines — are constantly changing. This isn’t surprising, since customers are growing to expect faster, smoother flights for longer distances all around the world.

At the same time, fleet managers are seeking out ways to achieve greater levels of efficiency. Efficiency means shorter maintenance procedures that are nonetheless just as effective, or even more effective than average, bringing aircraft back to peak condition faster. Continue reading What Can We Expect From The Future Of Aircraft Engine Maintenance?

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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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What Are Aircraft Engine OEM Approvals And Why Is This Important In An Overhaul

What Are Aircraft Engine OEM Approvals And Why Is This Important In An OverhaulYour aircraft is due for an engine overhaul. Whether it is a PT6A engine from Pratt and Whitney, or the R-985 and the R-1340 radial engines, you want the best work done to maintain your aircraft’s resale value. But your main goal during an overhaul should be safety. You want your plane’s engine to be overhauled with OEM approved parts. This is the safest way to perform a full engine overhaul. Continue reading What Are Aircraft Engine OEM Approvals And Why Is This Important In An Overhaul

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