The PT6A engine by Pratt & Whitney Canada is one of the market’s most reliable and powerful turboprop engines. It is used in a variety of aircraft, from light singles to large turboprops, and is highly regarded for its reliability and performance. The engine has been in production since the mid-1960s and has undergone numerous … Continued
The PT6A-140AG engine sets the benchmark for performance and fuel efficiency for the agricultural segment, delivering 15 percent more power and five percent better specific fuel consumption (SFC) than other engines in its class.
These days, most large airplanes have started using turboprops and jet propulsion systems. But the reality is that a radial engine may be a much better option for those who own smaller airplanes or fleets. Understanding why can help you understand why that radial engine – though an old model – could still be the … Continued
“How long did you say the engine sat idle?” What should be done to an engine to return it to service after it has sat idle for years? Answering that question requires answering several other questions: Was the engine preserved before it was stored? Was it stored in a climate-controlled facility? No? Out in the … Continued
If you are looking at changing aircraft from one PT6A powered aircraft to another or want the PT6A for the first time, view a list of aircraft and the type of PT6A.
An Airworthiness Directive (A.D.) is a directive issued when the FAA realizes that a perilous condition exists in a product (aircraft engine, airframe, appliance or propeller). They notify aircraft operators and owners of potentially unsafe conditions requiring special inspections, alterations, or repairs. A Service Bulletin (S.B.) is a notice to an aircraft operator from a … Continued