Turboprop engine specialist Blackhawk of Waco, Texas, is celebrating its 300th engine upgrade at this year’s EBACE. The customer in question is Germany’s Reinhardt Michel, who owns and flies a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne, purchased in 2004.
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6
Blackhawk Modifications begins a King Air and PT6 performance conference series tomorrow in Johannesburg at the Montecasino Entertainment Complex. According to the company, the conference will give participants the opportunity to exchange information with one another and industry experts.
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul companies are at Heli-Expo in force, with news of everything from live video streaming of a borescope inspection to receipt of EASA certification for a new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T test cell.
Pratt & Whitney Canada landed at Heli-Expo 2011 (Booth No. 421) with two new engines to display and $1 billion in research and development funds available to invest over the next five years.
“We plan to stay number one,” said Raffaele Virgili, v-p of customer service, “and to do that, we need to invest in the future.”
Pratt & Whitney Canada invites owners, operators and maintenance personnel of its PW200, PT6B and PT6C-67C to attend special maintenance and overhaul sessions at Heli-Expo 2011.
The BLR FastFin is a major part of Bell’s recently announced enhancements for the 412EP medium-twin. FastFin will be standard on all new 412s and available via retrofit on existing aircraft. More than 600 already are in service on the UH-1, 205/206 and 212/412, according to Dave Marone, BLR vice president. Those aircraft have logged more than one million flight hours with the system.
StandardAero has added PW100 engine maintenance, repair and overhaul capability in Winnipeg, Canada. Pratt & Whitney Canada has approved the site as a PW100 designated overhaul facility.
StandardAeroís Winnipeg facility has been approved by Pratt & Whitney Canada as a PW100 designated overhaul facility. The facility also supports the PT6. The European service center team in Tilburg, The Netherlands, will continue to support PW100 and PT6A hot-section-level work, including full accessory capability, a comprehensive test cell and field service support.
StandardAero has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC approval to re-engine the Hawker Beechcraft King Air F90 with P&WC PT6A-135A engines. It is the same engine that is type certified on the King Air F90-1.