StandardAero has received EASA STC approval to re-engine the Hawker Beechcraft King Air F90 with P&WC PT6A-135A engines. According to Manny Atwal, v-p for turboprop programs, benefits include improved airframe performance, reduced long-term engine operating costs and increased reliability and safety. StandardAero also offers extended warranty coverage to 10 years or TBO.
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6
Bell Helicopter announced an upgrade package for its 412EP that features more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-9 engines which will yield a 15 percent power increase, and glass-panel avionics akin to those in the new 429 light twin. The STC project is expected to be approved this year and will be available for customers beginning next year on all new 412EPs and as a retrofit package.
Timken recently expanded its aerospace aftermarket facility in Mesa, Ariz., with offerings aimed primarily at the turbine-powered civil and military rotorcraft markets. Many overhaul facilities turn to Timken for its repertoire of FAA parts manufacturing approved (PMA) items–more than 1,600 in all–as well as component overhaul and repair, bearing repair and parts replacement services.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (Stand C414) has launched PT6 Nation.com, a new microsite for operators and aficionados of the legendary PT6 turbine engine and its many variants, which currently number 68.
We’re here in Dubai where we received a press release from Pratt & Whitney Canada announcing the launch of PT6Nation.com, a new microsite for operators and aficionados of the legendary PT6 turbine engine and its many variants, which currently number 68. The company is obviously getting into social networking big time.
It’s no secret that Cessna is in the early stages of developing a new single-engine turboprop–one designed for fast, comfortable traveling and intended to complement the company’s highly successful utilitarian turboprop single, the Caravan.
Cessna is in the early stages of developing a new single-engine turboprop, but the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-powered airplane that spotters have seen flying around Wichita is not the prototype for the new airplane, according to Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton. That airplane, he said, is a testbed for technologies such as de-icing and environmental control systems.
After 11 years in the aircraft modification business, Blackhawk Modifications (Booth No. 8227) has announced the European certification of its latest project, the XP engine upgrade for the Piper Cheyenne. The EASA certification covers the Cheyenne I, II and IIXL models of the twin-engine turboprop, which replaces the aircraft’s original engines with factory new 750-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135As.
Chinese Firm Acquires Epic’s Assets
Composite aircraft builder Epic’s plan for three new turboprop and two light jet models collapsed when the Bend, Ore.-based company filed for bankruptcy last year, stranding 12 of its builder-assisted, single-engine turboprop LT kitplanes on the assembly line.
Pratt & Whitney Canada is putting customers first at this year’s convention, in particular making some customer-friendly changes to its popular Eagle Service Plan (ESP).