BBA Aviation Adds 16 Engine Models to its Dallas Airmotive Overhaul Authorizations

Geneva, Switzerland…May 19, 2008…BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul division has added 16 new engine models to its existing authorizations on Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. The additions encompass eight new models of PT6A, seven models of the PW100, and one model of the PW500 engines (see list below for applications detail).

“Dallas Airmotive has been a Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) for the PT6A since 1967,” commented BBA Aviation’s President of ERO, Hugh McElroy. “With these additions we are now authorized for repair and overhaul on 51 different models of this venerable engine making us one of the leading PT6A R&O providers in the world.”

The PT6A turboprop engine is used on a wide variety of business and general aviation, regional airline, military trainer and other aircraft. More than 35,000 PT6 engines have been produced since its introduction in 1964.

Dallas Airmotive became a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the PW100 in 1989. The seven new model authorizations bring to 27 the total number of PW100 variants the company repairs and overhauls. The PW100 is used primarily on turboprop powered regional airline aircraft.

PW500 DOF authorization was awarded to Dallas Airmotive in 2004 for the three engine models powering the Cessna Citation Bravo, Encore and Excel. The newest addition is for the PW545B used on the Cessna Citation XLS. Dallas Airmotive is the only independent DOF for the PW500 in North America.

In addition to these new Pratt & Whitney Canada authorizations, Dallas Airmotive is also authorized for repair and overhaul on P&WC’s JT15D, PW300, and PT6T engines.

As a member of BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul group of companies, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines and H+S Aviation hold OEM authorizations on 21 engine types powering more than 80% of the business aviation aircraft flying today. In addition to its three overhaul facilities in the U.S.A. and one in the UK, BBA Aviation also operates a network of ten regional turbine centers, a component repair facility and a one-hundred man service team.

More information on BBA Aviation’s engine repair and overhaul services can be found during EBACE 2008 at Stand #1007 or on the company website at or by calling toll free +1 800-527-5003, direct +1 214-956-3001.

Engine-Airframe Cross-Reference

PT6A Engine Models added: Application

PT6A-42A Malibu Meridian

PT6A-52 King Air B200GT

PT6A-60AG Air Tractor AT602/802, Ayres Model 660

PT6A-65AG Air Tractor AT802, Turbo Thrush T-65

PT6A-66B Avanti P-180

PT6A-66D TBM 850

PT6A-67AG Air Tractor AT802, Ayres Model 660

PT6A-67P Pilatus PC-12

PW100 Engine Models added:

PW118B EMB120 Brasilia

PW119C Dornier 328

PW123C Bombardier Q200

PW123E Bombardier Q300

PW127F ATR 42/72-500, CASA C-295M

PW127H IL 114

PW127M ATR42/72-600

PW500 Engine Models added:

PW545B Citation XLS