6 December, 2017: Pratt & Whitney Canada, a global leader in aerospace announced the extension of the basic Time Between Overhaul (TBO) and Hot Section Inspection (HSI) intervals for in-service and future PT6A-140, -140A and -140AG engines. The TBO is increasing to 4,000 from 3,600 hours, while the HSI interval is extended from 1,800 to 2,000 hours. These enhancements will benefit general aviation operators by increasing flying time and decreasing maintenance costs.
"With the PT6A family, operators get much more than just an engine. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do, offering simplified maintenance and tailored service offerings to help maximize availability and minimize costs. As these latest extensions for the PT6A-140 series demonstrate, we're committed to further enhancing performance and reliability so that our customers from all segments can spend more time flying and generating revenue for their businesses," commented Nicholas Kanellias, VP, General Aviation, P&WC.
The increased TBO and HSI intervals are made possible by the excellent performance and reliability of the PT6A engine family with 71 models and 128 aircraft applications.
"Whether it's extending the TBO and HSI interval or developing cutting-edge technologies that support more proactive and predictive maintenance, we're dedicated to working with our customers to understand their needs and provide them with greater flexibility and tailored solutions that will improve their bottom line and give their business an edge," added Kanellias.