Pratt & Whitney announces over 400 PT6 E-Series engine deliveries

A Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine
Photo Credit: Pratt & Whitney
Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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Pratt & Whitney Canada has celebrated a significant milestone, having successfully delivered over 400 PT6 E-Series™ engines.

With its global fleet surpassing 100,000 flight hours, the PT6 E-Series stands as a testament to innovation, performance, and service excellence in the aviation industry.

As the manufacturer marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic PT6 engine family, the PT6 E-Series has redefined engine capabilities, propelling the world of aviation into the future.

PT6 – A new standard in performance

The PT6 E-Series engines boast a range of advancements that elevate their performance, control systems, data intelligence, and service solutions.

Two notable engines in this series are the PT6E-67XP, which powers the Pilatus PC-12 NGX, and the PT6E-66XT, responsible for powering Daher’s TBM 960 – both remarkable single-engine turboprops.

A Pilatus PC-12 in flight over mountains.
Photo Credit: Pilatus Aircraft


Dual-Channel Integrated Electronic Control System

At the forefront of the PT6 E-Series is its dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control system. This digital marvel brings an entirely new level of control and ease to the pilot’s experience.

With a single-power lever engine control, pilots can seamlessly optimize power and efficiency throughout all phases of flight.

Precision and efficiency: Data-driven performance

The PT6 E-Series engines continuously monitor and analyze critical engine parameters, as well as various aircraft parameters, enabling them to make real-time adjustments to fuel flow and propeller blade angles.

This data-driven approach ensures consistent engine performance at varying altitudes and temperatures. Moreover, it leads to notable performance gains, including improved engine take-off, climb, and thermodynamic power.

Customer support and service

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s commitment to customer success is evident in its comprehensive engine maintenance coverage through premium maintenance plans.

For operators of the PC-12 NGX aircraft, the Eagle Service™ Plan offers peace of mind and maximum availability with platinum-level coverage.

This program includes scheduled engine maintenance, damage repair coverage for foreign objects and environmental factors, predictive and proactive support, and more.

Similarly, TBM 960 aircraft operators benefit from the P&WC Service Guarantee Program, which provides proactive support throughout their new engine ownership period, ensuring a smooth and satisfying experience.

A legacy of excellence

With a heritage dating back to 1928, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines have accumulated an astounding 1 billion flight hours.

The PT6 family has contributed significantly to this achievement, accounting for an impressive 500 million hours of flight time. This remarkable legacy of excellence is a testament to the trust and reliability the aviation community places in Pratt & Whitney Canada’s engines.

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