StandardAero gets STC for King Air 200 PT6A-42 upgrade
StandardAero has received STC approval to remove P&WC PT6A-41 engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200 and replace them with new or serviceable PT6A-42 engines.
According to the company, it is the only PT6A designated overhaul facility that can offer customers maintenance, repair and overhaul and engine upgrade options.
“PT6A-41 engines have been in service for more than 35 years, and many of them are approaching their third and fourth overhaul,” said Manny Atwal, general manager of StandardAero’s PT6A business unit. “Low-cycle fatigue replacement, service bulletin requirements and customer build specifications are driving up the overhaul and maintenance costs. With the StandardAero engine upgrade program, customers can get a new PT6A-42 engine for a slightly higher cost than overhauling their aging -41 engine, while increasing performance and aircraft value.”
Upgrading to the StandardAero PT6A-42 engine program provides King Air 200 operators with the latest in P&WC engine technology, increased aircraft value and increased performance. True airspeed at FL240 increases to 290 knots and no airframe modifications are required. StandardAero also offers extended warranty coverage to 10 years or base TBO.
To support this program with new engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada has developed a converter exchange program that allows operators to turn in their cores for new engines. Engines must be in serviceable condition and come with complete logbooks.