January 4, 2024 By Helicopters Staff
Pratt & Whitney Canada in late 2023 announced what it describes as a new, cost-effective P&WCSMART military overhaul program developed specifically for military customers flying Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters with PT6T-3 or PT6T-6 Twinpac engines. Pratt & Whitney is a business controlled by RTX, described as the world’s largest aerospace and defense company with more than 180,000 global employees.
“Our P&WCSMART portfolio was developed to assist customers flying mature engines, in many cases requiring an overhaul,” said Irene Makris, vice president of Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. “This new P&WCSMART military program for PT6T-3/6 engines on military fleets takes into consideration the mission and environment of military customers by offering overhaul costs that are predictable, allowing our customers to accurately budget for their engine maintenance costs.”
Pratt & Whitney Canada explains that its portfolio of P&WCSMART MRO solutions deliver original equipment manufacturer value and genuine P&WC parts and services. The P&WCSMART program work is conducted through the company’s Global Service Network and comes with an OEM-level warrantee on parts and labour.
Pratt & Whitney Canada engines have achieved more than one billion hours of flight across the entire fleet since the introduction of the PT6 in 1963. The PT6T engine family has contributed more than 48 million hours towards the fleet total.