Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrates 100th PT6 e-series engine

posted on 26th May 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrates 100th PT6 e-series engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada is celebrating the milestone of 100 PT6 E-Series engines produced.

“Everything about the PT6 E-Series engine is special, its capabilities, its technology, its performance monitoring systems and its ESP platinum pay-per-hour maintenance program, so it’s only appropriate that the engine’s production line is also a standout,” says Nick Kanellias, vice-president, general aviation.

“The fact that we hit the 100-engine milestone in the month of March, National Engineering Month in Canada, was especially gratifying and a testament to the expertise and dedication of the entire PT6 E-Series team.”

The PT6 E-Series engine powers the Pilatus PC-12 NGX aircraft and carries on the long tradition of performance and versatility of the PT6 engine family. 

“The immediate success of the PT6 E-Series engine is the direct result of our belief in research and development,” says Nick.

“In January, we were named the top investor in Canada’s Aerospace Research and Development sector and the fourth largest R&D investor overall in the country.

“We continued our 2020 R&D investment program during the pandemic with the same determination that guided our employees as they safely produced the 100 PT6 E-Series engines while observing strict health guidelines in our plants.”