Vector Aerospace completes first full engine test on the PT6A-140 turboprop

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 23, 2016 13:40

Vector Aerospace completes first full engine test on the PT6A-140 turboprop

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has successfully completed its first full engine test on the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 turboprop at its facility in South Africa. The PT6A-140 powers the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX, and is also offered as an upgrade for earlier models of the 208 Caravan family.

Vector’s South African facility, located at the Lanseria International Airport, was appointed a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the PT6A-140 in July 2014.  The location is also a P&WC Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) for other models in the PT6A engine family, including the PT6A-114/114A variants used on previous versions of the Caravan.

“We consider the successful completion of this engine test to be a major milestone and achievement for our South African facility,” says Jeff Poirier, President of Vector’s Engine Services – Atlantic division. “We want operators of PT6A-140 powered Cessna 208 Caravans to know that we are more than ready to perform complete overhauls on their engines. Our South African facility is truly the preferred shop in the region to get the work done.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 23, 2016 13:40