TEMPE, AZ – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Company, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC SA02715CH-D) to remove Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-41 or -42 series engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C and replace them with PT6A-52 engines and four-bladed Hartzell propellers. This is the same engine and propeller combination that is Type Certified on new Beechcraft King Air B200GT aircraft. With this STC approval, StandardAero is only the third company in the world to hold an STC for this modification. StandardAero is also the only PT6A designated overhaul facility that can offer customers MRO as well as PT6 engine upgrade options.
"PT6A-41 and -42 engines have been in service for more than 35 years, many of which are approaching their third and fourth overhaul," says Manny Atwal, StandardAero General Manager Turboprop Business Unit. "Low cycle fatigue replacement, service bulletin requirements, and customer build specifications are driving up the overhaul and maintenance costs. With the StandardAero engine-upgrade program, customers can get a new PT6A-52 engine for a slightly higher cost than overhauling their aging PT6A-41 or -42 engines, while increasing performance and aircraft value."
Upgrading to the StandardAero PT6A-52 engine program provides Beechcraft King Air 200-series operators with the latest in P&WC engine technology, increased aircraft value and increased performance, allowing for more than 300 knots true airspeed in cruise. StandardAero also offers extended warranty coverage to 10 years or base time-before-overhaul.
Four aircraft modifications are already scheduled in the upcoming weeks, with several more expected over the remainder of 2009. StandardAero's Designated Alternation Station (DAS) in Springfield, IL, was instrumental in receiving this approval.