Category Archives: PT6A

A Look at the PT6A-67AG Powered 710P Thrush A.K.A the 770 Fire Angel

In December 2017, The Aerotech Group, based in Kent Town, SA Australia, took possession of its new 710P Thrush. The purchase was made through Campbell Briggs of Statewide Aviation, Australia’s Thrush dealer, based in Moree NSW. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6A-67AG engine. This may have seemed an unusual purchase to many, as The Aerotech Group has been buying Air Tractors since the early 1980s and has been a big supporter of the brand. And it still is, currently having 12 Air Tractors in its fleet.

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A Look at the PT6A-21 Powered TurbineAir Bonanza

This article first appeared in AOPA authored by Pete A. Bedell

For nearly 25 years, Rocket Engineering has infused mundane airplanes with blistering performance enhancements. It all started in 1989 when Rocket began adding turbos to Mooneys. Later, the company began dropping huge engines in the noses of Mooneys, creating the popular Rocket and Missile conversions. Since then, Rocket has shifted to turbine conversions, realizing that avgas for piston engines may someday become extinct.

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Royal Flying Doctors Trust P&WC’s Fast™ Solution For Their PT6A Engines

This article originally appeared on the P&WC Airtime Blog.

For most, a flight delay is an inconvenience they would like to avoid. For Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), however, reaching their destination on time can be critical. Thanks to P&WC’s FAST™ SOLUTION for Flight (data) Acquisition, Storage and Transmission, the organization can deliver essential care more efficiently and to the highest safety standards.

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Blackhawk secures Canadian Approval for King Air 350 Engine Upgrade

US engineering company and aftermarket specialist Blackhawk Modifications has received Canadian supplemental type certification for its XP67A engine upgrade on the Beechcraft King Air 350, and is preparing to begin work on the first retrofit for a local customer.

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The PT6A-50 Powered De Havilland Canada DASH-7

During the 1950s and 1960s, the aircraft manufacturer De Havilland Canada (DHC) acquired extensive experience in the construction of small and medium capacity transports with short takeoff & landing (STOL) capabilities, such as the “Otter”, “Twin Otter”, “Caribou”, and “Buffalo”. In the early 1970s, DHC decided to create a four-engine turboprop medium STOL airliner, which emerged as the “DHC-7” AKA “DASH-7”. The DASH-7 was only built in modest numbers, though it did prove useful as a military surveillance platform. DHC followed it with a twin-turboprop airliner, the “DHC-8” AKA “DASH-8”, which proved much more successful. This document provides a history and description of the DASH-7 and DASH-8.

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Fashionably Late Doesn’t Apply To Your Engine TBO. Here’s Why

This article originally appeared on the P&WC Airtime Blog.

There are two simple reasons why always respecting an engine’s TBO is of fundamental importance to any operator: performance and economics. Discover why this is one deadline you don’t want to miss.

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A Brief History of the Cessna Caravan

The development and early years of a legendary aircraft.

The Cessna Caravan business turboprop aircraft seems like it’s been around forever- but surprisingly- it’s only 33 years since the first aircraft rolled off Wichita’s production line in August 1984. Now this multi-role aircraft- which operates in 68 countries around the world- has become indispensable. It was conceived at just the right time and has never looked back since that first Federal Express order. In fact, as of this writing- aircraft number 1-522 had just rolled off the Wichita production line.

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