Longueuil, Quebec, June 22, 2020 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX) announced today that it has launched a new video as part of its engine rigging video series for pilots, owners and maintainers of Cessna Caravan aircraft. The series now includes rigging videos for aircraft powered by either PT6A-114A or PT6A-140 engines. Rigging is the process of hooking up engines to an aircraft's body – an essential skill that requires precision and uniformity.
“Proper rigging is important because it improves aircraft handling, passenger comfort and environmental performance, while reducing pilot workload, unscheduled maintenance and operating costs,” said Nicholas Kanellias, vice president, general aviation, at Pratt & Whitney. “The rigging video series is an example of how we are continuing to provide readily accessible and relevant support as well as practical information to help simplify and improve the operations of our customers.”
Engine rigging is an art and the Pratt & Whitney engine rigging video series brings that art to life. “The response from PT6A operators to the series as a whole has been very enthusiastic. Owners and maintenance technicians find value in these videos because they provide clear, detailed explanations about rigging, making a fairly complex task easier to understand and implement on their aircraft,” addedanellias. “Given the positive feedback we have received, we will continue introducing more rigging content when there is an opportunity to do so.”
The videos were filmed in the Tropic Air hangar, a regional airline based in San Pedro, Belize, and show the basic set-up of the engine control system, final rigging and engine adjustments. The content is designed to help customers save both time and money and ensure proper engine rigging for a single aircraft or for an entire fleet. The newly created video for PT6A-140-powered Grand Caravan EX aircraft is available here, while the first video for Cessna Caravan aircraft powered by the PT6A-114A engine is available here.
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