OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN--(Marketwire - July 26, 2011) - EAA AirVenture - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today congratulated Blackhawk Modification, Inc., on earning FAA Certification for an engine upgrade package for their Cessna Caravan aircraft. The conversion, which includes a replacement of the P&WC PT6A-114A engine (675 SHP) with a factory-new PT6A-42A engine (850 SHP), will increase the capabilities of the Caravan for those operators who can benefit from the additional power. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
"This adds to the remarkable narrative that is the PT6A story," says Michael Perodeau, Vice-President, Corporate Aviation and Military Programs. "It demonstrates how the PT6 engine continues to be the engine of choice in a wide variety of applications due to its efficiency, reliability and low cost of operation and maintenance. PT6 engines fly on more than 130 applications for business, consumer, utility and trainer aircraft and helicopters, and have logged more than 350 million hours of flight time."
"Blackhawk has once again demonstrated its unique ability to develop modification programs for aircraft that extend both the scope and scale of the applications they can serve," said Perodeau.
Come see us at EAA AirVenture: Booth 2132, Hangar B
Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's booth (2132) to speak with a customer service representative.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928 and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada's engines, with more than 500 million hours in the air, are the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada is firmly committed to ensuring its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.
There are currently more than 47,000 engines in service on over 25,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 198 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.
P&WC has been taking front-line services to the next level ever since it launched its Customer First Centre (CFirst). CFirst brings together a multidisciplinary and multilingual support team to resolve issues so that customers can return to service quickly. CFirst handles more than 100,000 contacts every year.
Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.