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PT6 Engine Series: It’s the World’s Most Popular Engine for a Reason

As the world’s most popular engine in its class, the Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6 engine series continues to be the standard for aviators everywhere.  Ever since its development in the late 1950’s, the PT6 engine has combined dependability and versatility with the latest in technology to create an engine that withstands the test of time.


History of PT6A

After successfully designing and manufacturing the Wasp radial engines in the first half of the 1900’s, Pratt & Whitney Canada decided to branch out and begin working on a turboprop engine design.  The first PT6 engine took flight on a Beech 18 aircraft in 1961, and the engines began being mass-produced in 1963.  In just 40 short years, over 36,000 PT6A engines have been manufactured, accumulating 300 million flying hours.

Present Day

Today, there are over 65 different PT6A engine models, providing flexibility for various types of aircraft installations.  From commercial and general aviation to corporate and agricultural planes, Pratt and Whitney Canada engines can be found on aircraft in over 170 countries.

Servicing Your Engine

Since the PT6A is such a popular engine, parts are readily available for engine overhaul and maintenance.  If you own a plane with a PT6A engine, and are searching for a facility to provide maintenance and service, it’s important to find a place that provides the highest quality service at competitive prices.  You should only trust your aircraft to a Pratt and Whitney Canada authorized Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility, like Covington Aircraft, that conducts thorough inspections of PT6A engines and other parts.

So, if you need maintenance performed on any member of the PT6A engine series, choose a facility, like Covington Aircraft, that will provide you with individualized service at low prices.  We’ve got one of the fastest turnaround times available, because we understand that time on the ground means less money for you.  Give us a call or stop by our facility today to learn more about our engine overhaul and maintenance services.

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Covington Aircraft: Quality and Trust, Certified Pratt and Whitney Canada Distributor

Quality and Trust at Covington Aircraft
Quality and Trust at Covington Aircraft

Covington Aircraft maintains a firm commitment to quality service and trust, to both the corporate and agriculture aircraft markets throughout the world.  As a certified Pratt & Whitney Canada Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility, we strive to uphold not only our own integrity and dependability but are trusted by Pratt & Whitney Canada to uphold their strong, reliable reputation as well.

Dedicated to God and family-owned, we concentrate on what matters most. Making our services affordable while staying true to our core values is essential to our commitment to our faith, and to our customers.

In the words of one of our employees:

“If there is no trust, you will always be worried about your safety.  A lot of others shops try to just move people in and out to get their cash and move on.  Covington strives to build a relationship with customers based on trust and not just on how fast we can solve the issue.”–Ron Hollis

Covington Aircraft is not just a company that specializes in the overhaul and maintenance of Pratt & Whitney Canada R-985 and R-1340 radial engines but also sets an example for all companies with its tried and true dedication to being a valued, honest support system in the aircraft industry.

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Covington and Pratt and Whitney Canada: Providing World-Class Corporate & Agricultural Aircraft Maintenance and Overhaul

World Class Corporate & Agriculture Aircraft Service
World Class Corporate & Agriculture Aircraft Service

Covington Aircraft and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) have been working together for over sixteen years.  Covington started out as a P&WC Agricultural Service and has now been named a Pratt & Whitney Canada Certified Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility.

Founded in 1925, Pratt & Whitney has been designing, manufacturing and servicing aircraft engines for customers around the world. They have also been heavily involved in the U.S. Space Program from its inception.  An innovative leader in technology, they choose partners carefully, as they have in naming Covington Aircraft a Certified Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility.

This new direction in the relationship means that we here at Covington have expanded our service and overhaul and maintenance to a wider range of PT6A engines. We are maintaining our contact with the agricultural market but also now provide quality service for the corporate world as well.

In this new arrangement, we will repair and overhaul R-985 radial engines and R-1340 radial engines.  Need private plane or commercial aircraft maintenance?  We’ll do that too in our modern, state-of-the-art facility. We can perform 100 hour inspections and complete full overhaul in our hangers as well as come to you for any major work or removals or installations.  Our facility ensures the very best service possible with the very latest equipment and technology.

Pratt & Whitney recognizes our commitment to earn customer trust and reliability and our dedication to working just as hard to keep it.  Low prices, dependable aircraft repair and quality overhauled aircraft engines are all essential to this working relationship in order to provide customers with world-class corporate and agricultural aircraft service.

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