PC-12 NGX aircraft launches with Pratt & Whitney PT6 E-Series engine

Pratt & Whitney, along with Pilatus and Honeywell, have announced the launch of the new PC-12 NGX aircraft, powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PT6 E-Series engine, the company said.

It is the first turboprop engine in general aviation to offer a dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control system, pushing innovation to a new level. The company is also enhancing its new Eagle Service Plan (ESP) for the PT6 E-Series engine.

The advanced technology behind the PT6 E-Series engine provides a more intuitive way of flying with simplified operations. At the push of a button, the pilot can start and stop the engine while being protected against hot and hung starts.

Since the engine is digitally connected, more than 100 parameters are monitored to allow for predictive analysis of the engine and system operation and proactive maintenance planning. As the electronic engine control (EEC) receives all engine and key aircraft data, it is able to make adjustments to optimize and deliver the right engine power needed throughout the flight.

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is a leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp. provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.