Category Archives: PT6A

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6A-140AG Engine Achieves Seamless Entry Into Service on Air Tractor’s AT-502XP

Marking a successful entry into service (EIS), roughly 25 PT6A-140AG-powered AT-502XP aircraft have been delivered to customers around the world since certification. The EIS of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s latest engine for aerial application aircraft is progressing and as the application season in the Northern Hemisphere winds down, the engine has been performing very well. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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Blackhawk Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of XP61 Engine+ Upgrade to Include Two PT6A-61 Engines

WACO, Texas – June 26, 2018 – This month, Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. proudly celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the XP61 Engine+ Upgrade STC approval for the King Air 200 series. With over 136 XP61 upgrade kits sold, this model has proven to be a game changer for the King Air 200 market over the last decade.

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Quest Aircraft Unveils PT6A-34 Powered Series II Kodiak

Eleven years after bringing a new single-engine utility turboprop to market certified to the latest FAA Part 23 standards, Quest Aircraft has unveiled an upgraded version of its Kodiak, the new Series II. Features range from Series II paint schemes to Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, airframe improvements, and a free two-year subscription to the Garmin Pilot EFB app. The Kodiak Series II is priced at $2.15 million.

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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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