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Expanded P&W solutions add options for PT6A-34AG engines
The P&WCSMART programme is popular because it provides cost guarantees up front, saves customers money and maintains the value of their assets. It now includes three new offerings for PT6A-34AG operators.
P&WC has introduced the Flat Rate Overhaul Program, Propeller Strike Repair Program and Flat Rate Engine Exchange for PT6A-34AG operators.
Read this story in our August 2023 printed issue.

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has added three new P&WCSMART offerings designed specifically for PT6A-34AG operators: the Flat Rate Overhaul programme, Propeller Strike Repair programme and Flat Rate Engine Exchange. These additions will better support customers by providing fixed costs for major engine maintenance services, thereby eliminating price uncertainty while delivering original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-level engine maintenance and parts, and world-class service.

“Our P&WCSMART line up continues to attract new and repeat customers by offering them the best value in the industry,” says vice president, customer service Irene Makris. “Tailored to the needs of operators with mature engines, P&WCSMART solutions for PT6A-34AG are tailored to help our global aerial application customers optimise their maintenance with well-priced, no-surprise solutions aligned with their business model. For aircraft reaching the end of their lifecycle, maintenance costs become higher and harder to predict, but with our P&WCSMART solutions operators can keep their mature engines economically viable for longer.”

The benefits of the PT6A-34AG Flat Overhaul programme include a guaranteed overhaul price and capped price for optional compressor turbine blade and limited life parts replacement, with no extra charges for engines that exceed the OEM-recommended time between overhauls or engines removed because of a propeller strike event.

Under the PT6A-34AG Propeller Strike Repair programme, customers whose engines are affected by such an event will receive up to $395,000 in parts and service for a fixed price of $175,000 (2023 pricing). This includes labour, new genuine P&WC parts, exchanges and subcontracted parts, and more.

Finally, the PT6A-34AG Flat Rate Engine Exchange programme is a cost-effective alternative to overhauling an engine. For a fixed price, customers benefit from the simplicity of receiving a freshly overhauled engine of the same model in exchange for their existing one. It eliminates the need to rent an engine while theirs is being overhauled; and there is only one engine removal and installation, not two. This allows them to reduce downtime and increase aircraft availability.

With the addition of the latest solutions, the P&WCSMART programme now includes more than 25 unique offerings spread across three portfolios: PT6A, turboshaft and PW100 engines. It features a variety of options that bring peace of mind to eligible operators, such as capped costs for major maintenance events like overhauls and hot section inspections, engine exchanges and upgrade programmes.

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