The PT6 E-Series is a groundbreaking gamechanger for the flight community
For a PT6 enthusiast to not be excited by this news would call into question their “enthusiasm.”
Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary new PT6 E-Series is the first turboprop engine in general aviation to offer a dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control system. The implication of this transcendence in aviation history is – to put it bluntly – historic.
What this translates to is a more seamless fluidity between pilot, craft, and sky, uniting all three.
“We have injected into this new engine the knowledge that we have acquired over nearly a century of innovation and more than 1.5 billion hours of operational expertise,” stated Pratt & Whitney Canada President Maria Della Posta, “to provide in flying and in customer service New PT6 E-Series engine raises the bar in engine performance, control systems, data intelligence, and service solutions.”
This technological breakthrough in PT6 engineering provides a more intuitive way of flying with simplified functions. Operators can now control the engine’s power with the touch of a button while protecting it against hot and hung starts. An engine control system with single lever integrated electronic propeller grant surgical engine control by constantly monitoring temperature and torque, delivering optimal performance power throughout all phases of flight.
The new turbine design of the PT6E-67XP engine is capable of a “quicker climb, greater speed, and a 10% increase in power,” says Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Going digital helps make pilot, craft, and sky one
Thanks to the technological innovation that provides digital connectivity, over 100 parameters can be monitored at once which gives a sophisticated analysis of the engine and operating system for proactive PT6 maintenance. The electronic engine control utilizes all engine and key aircraft data to make adjustments that optimize engine power for superior command of the sky.
When the aircraft is landed, the engine’s flight data is downloaded to create a post-flight record and make maintenance suggestions on how to assist in achieving peak performance. Pilots can plan in advance to amplify aircraft operation while reducing costs, allowing for longer flight periods.
“Insights gained through the new data maximizes the already high, designed-in engine availability provided by the 600-hour maintenance interval which has been increased from 300 hours, and 43% longer time between overhaul (TBO) intervals, which increases to 5,000 hours.”
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