Picture this: An air ambulance helicopter is called to the site of a highway accident in a major city. Traffic is backed up and first responders are on the scene. The pressure is on to get the air ambulance helicopter to land on the highway and take off again quickly—for the patient’s sake and for traffic flow to be restored.
Your engine is designed for the cold. Like aircraft that fly at sub-zero, high-altitude temperatures, engines are also built to handle cold weather operations. Harsh, icy conditions can cause some difficulties for aircraft operators. Prepare the engine for cold can help.
Trend monitoring that’s built right into your engine allows you to have a conversation with your aircraft and its powerplant. Powerful new diagnostics, prognostics and health management (DPHM) tools are making your engine health monitoring even easier.
Aircraft engine overhauls are all about flying like new and they require careful planning. It all takes time and a maintenance scheduling. Imagine replacing your engine with one that has already been overhauled, all at a guaranteed price?
In an aircraft engine, oil is much more than just a lubricant. It plays a number of other important roles, including cooling, cleaning and noise reduction. It’s therefore vital to monitor and analyze oil to ensure it’s doing its job properly.
Regular propeller balancing is crucial to the health and performance of your PW100 aircraft engine, much like performing a wheel alignment on your car. Maintain a balanced propeller and limit costly engine removals by keeping the following in mind.
Did you know the opening at the tip of each fuel nozzle in a PT6A engine is as small as a pin hole in diameter? It doesn’t take much to obstruct one. Make sure the fuel continues flowing freely and correctly in your engine.