PT6 REACHES 50 YEARS—DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE POWERPLANT OR AIRFRAME?

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ARTICLE: Pratt & Whitney celebrates 50 years of PT6 power

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As identified in this AOPA story, the facts are exceptional – up there with the history of famous airframes like theDC-3 and the B-727:

  • 50,000 engines delivered
  • 380 million hours flown
  • King Airs, Caravans, and a host of others (130 different aircraft, including helicopters)
  • Seven new versions of the PT6A have been certified in the past five years, including the PT6A-140

Aviation has many historic aircraft and powerplants.

Do you have an aviation hall of fame selection? If yes, please submit it in the comments section below.

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