P&WC Celebrates PT6 Engine’s 50-year Anniversary at EAA AirVenture

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EAA AirVenture 2013 coincides with the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic engines ever to power a general aviation aircraft–the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop.
July 29, 2013, 5:25 PM

This year’s EAA AirVenture coincides with the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic engines ever to power a general aviation aircraft–the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop. To celebrate the event, the United Technologies subsidiary has a slate of events and announcements to take place at the show. Eleven PT6-powered aircraft will be on display in the Conoco Phillips Plaza on Wednesday, July 31, and the company will have several engines including the PT6A-41 and PT6A-65 on display at its booth (Hangar B, No. 2132). The company will also screen a 30-minute documentary on the history of the 52,000-strong engine family in the Sky Theater.

In conjunction with AirVenture 2013, the engine-maker has launched several new features on its PT6 microsite, including a new mobile app designed to provide its more than 10,000 users with instant access to a host of services on a variety of mobile handheld and tablet devices, as well as a new eStore and a documentary series on PT6 engine pioneers.

PW&C has scheduled a pair of 75-minute-long seminars on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and on Friday at 10 a.m. that will provide insight into the powerplant’s design, operation and maintenance recommendations, in addition to a historical perspective from the engine’s entry into service right up to today’s latest technological advances. Thus far, the engine family has logged approximately 390 million hours of flight, enough for a 270 knot-cruise airplane to have visited the Moon and back 250,000 times, according to the company.

 

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