10,000th Delivered Powerplant Is A PT6A
Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) Lethbridge, Alberta
assembly plant celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th engine, a
PT6A engine to Air Tractor, Inc. The landmark engine, a PT6A-60AG
produced for Air Tractor's AT-602 aircraft, is a member of the PT6A
series of engines.
"This is a great milestone for our Lethbridge facility, which
has been assembling high-quality PT6 engines for our customers for
more than 15 years," said Benoit Beaudoin, Vice President,
Operations, P&WC. "The 10,000th engine delivery is a testament
to the plant's excellent capabilities and the result of great
For more than 30 years, Air Tractor has been a leading
agricultural plane manufacturer worldwide.
The Lethbridge facility officially opened its doors in May 1993.
Today, it is P&WC's Center of Excellence for low and high power
PT6 engines, the most dependable and popular engine in its class.
The PT6 has captured more than 100 applications for business,
commuter, utility and trainer aircraft with major
In July, a Regional Service Center was opened in Lethbridge to
offer a wide range of world-class engine maintenance and support
services for P&WC engine customers. The center performs light
and heavy maintenance on PT6, JT15D, PW100 and PW500 engine series,
as well as light maintenance for the PW600 engine series.
P&WC now counts over 10,000 operators all around the world -
demonstrating that the company has a winning strategy in place with
new-generation green engines and support. Over 30 company-owned and
designated service facilities, a 24/7 Customer First Center , and
an extensive parts distribution network deliver frontline