Transport Canada has granted type certification for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67P that will supersede the PT6A-67B on the Pilatus PC-12 production line, the turbine engine manufacturer announced here in Atlanta.
The latest version of the -67 turboprop retains the 1,200-shp flat-rated power of the 67B, but with a 15-percent increase in thermodynamic power, up to 1,824 thermal equivalent shp, from 1,605. The increase will give the new PC-12 faster climbs and higher cruise speeds.
P&WC has certified nearly 70 engine models in the PT6A series and produced more than 35,000 for corporate, utility and agricultural applications worldwide. The majority continue in service today.
The company also announced that it now offers Altair Avionics engine performance data transmission units (DTU) for installation on the Cessna XL/XLS and Sovereign, Gulfstream G200 and Dassault Falcon 2000EX following recent FAA STC approvals. Altair is a supplier of aerospace engine electronic monitoring systems and part of the P&WC service center network. The DTU captures and wirelessly transmits engine health data through the cellular network for analysis using a dedicated Web tool. Engine temperature, fuel flow and speed can be captured after every flight for earlier analysis and better planning of maintenance needs and costs through eliminating manual downloading of engine performance information.