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February 6, 2023
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A: A Prominent Turboprop Aircraft Engine
The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine is manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada and among the most prominent turboprop aircraft engines in the recorded history.
The PT6A turboprop engine is a powerful engine that can provide unparalleled performance, dependability, and worth under the 500 – 2,000 class shaft horsepower for various applications. From carrying passengers in business and airline aviation to delivering cargo in the Antarctic with temperatures at 75 degrees below zero and keeping environmental works in reforestation programs, the reliability and flexibility of the PT6A series remains to earn the utmost respect from pilots all over the world.
The PT6A engine continues to remain as the most well-known engine under its class and is among of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s extreme success stories. The gained experience of the PT6A began the creation of many engine families that have raised Pratt & Whitney Canada as a world leader when it comes to the gas turbine engine.
Reliability and flexibility have been the trademarks of the PT6A and remains to be the groundwork of the new PT6A models integrating the latest advanced technologies. Modern aerodynamic and material technologies have made the PT6A engine to achieve more power without having to increase its size. Other improvements are lowered emissions, improved maintenance intervals and further developed ease of operation along with the integration of digital electronic control to small gas turbine engines.
With a power ranging from 500 to 2,000 shp, the PT6A engines are offered in 69 models, providing unmatched capability and versatility to fit various applications. The numbers are evident enough: members of the family provide power to aircraft in service presently with roughly 6,500 operators in over 170 countries. Over 41,000 PT6A engines have already been manufactured since its service in the 1960s, amassing 335 million flying hours. The PT6A engines have showed their flexibility in providing power to aircraft applications including airlines, business, general aviation, utility and agricultural markets.
PT6A engine operators are supported by the leading global customer support of Pratt & Whitney Canada. This comprises 30 Pratt & Whitney Canada-owned service facilities all over the world, with over 100 field support representatives on all main continents, a 24/7 Customer First Center for prompt, professional support, the most advanced diagnostic abilities for this market and the biggest pool of Pratt & Whitney Canada leasing and exchange engines in the market.
With Pratt & Whitney Canada’s steadfast dedication to delivering customer value and the most advanced technology and PT6A’s competency, the engine has been installed in different business jets, passenger aircraft, helicopters, agricultural aircraft, cargo plane, and even military aircraft.
In fact, some private planes in Charter Flight Group’s fleet are powered by the PT6A. To experience this engine’s proficiency, why not book your next charter flight with us? To know more about this engine or if you want to rent a private jet that is powered by the PT6A, we encourage you to contact us.