P&WC Launches Fuel Efficient PT6A-140A Turboprop Engines for General Aviation Market
LAS VEGAS, NV: Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), an aircraft engine manufacturer has announced the launch of the two new engines PT6A-140A turboprop engine and the PT6A-140AG variant, for the general aviation market. The new engines are designed based on users’ requirements, and designed with more power and better specific fuel consumption as compared to the engines in its class.
The features of PT6A-140A turboprop engine and the PT6A-140AG variant are: No mandatory time requirements for warm-up or cool-down, longest TOB (Time-between-Overhaul),which can be extended up to 8,000 hours or 12 years depending on the operation and minimum component life 50 percent more than the competing engines.
The new turboprop engines is fuel efficient and delivers 15 percent more power and 5 percent fewer fuel consumption. PT6A-140AG variant is aimed at agricultural aircraft and it is more reliable. Both PT6A-140A and -140AG engines have 867 mechanical shaft horsepower (SHP) and 1,075 thermal SHP, and a full-load take off at maximum power available at 111˚F (44˚C) , making them effective in both hot and high environments.
The PT6A-140A turboprop engine and the PT6A-140AG variant are easy to maintain and flexible for high -cycle operations, since it has externally- mounted fuel nozzle.
"There are more than 70 PT6A engine models used for over 125 different aircraft applications around the globe - a testament to the PT6A's unmatched versatility, performance and reliability,”, says Denis Parisien, Vice President, General Aviation, P&WC