Sat, Jul 08, 2006
Better Reliability, Lower EGTs
Representatives with Montreal-based Innotech Aviation told ANN
this week the company has completed its first installation of a
Honeywell GTCP36-150(CL) auxiliary power unit (APU) in a Bombardier
Challenger 604 business jet.
The new APU replaces the original GTCP36-100 series and provides
significant performance, operational and maintenance benefits over
Other significant benefits include enhanced reliability, and
cooler exhaust gas temperature (EGT) values.
The uprated APUS feature an enhanced reliability load control
valve, an electronic control unit (ECU) with complete built-in test
equipment (BITE) capability which analyzes most line replaceable
units (LRU), and reduces maintenance costs as well as downtime; and
improved fuel scheduling and fuel control improve starting and
operational schedules for all start regime conditions - sea level,
deep cold and high and hot conditions.
The unit is available
to all Challenger 601 and 604 operators as an optional retrofit
Service Bulletin. Innotech believes the retrofit will be popular
among Challenger operators.
"The operational and economic benefits are clearly there, and we
can perform the installation during a regular maintenance visit or
on demand," said Rob Brooks, Innotech vice-president and general
manager. "As a Bombardier authorized service facility since 1983,
we know this airplane from radome to tailcone."
Offering 50 years of aircraft retrofit expertise, Innotech
Aviation was recently recognized as one of the 50 best managed
companies in Canada. The company provides maintenance, repair and
overhaul, modifications, interior refurbishment, avionics
installations & modifications, mechanical and avionics design
and engineering to the world's business aviation
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