The Amazing PT-6 Engine!

As you saw from the last post, what makes the entire Pilatus experience (and business model) possible is the fantastically reliable Pratt and Whitney PT-6 engine. The PC-12NG is equipped with a PT6A-67P model engine. This is capable of about 1800 thermodynamic horsepower but is de-rated to 1200 shaft horsepower for normal operation on the … Continue reading The Amazing PT-6 Engine!

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“Selling” a Single…Pilatus PC-12NG Vs King Air B200GT

The economy, utility and safety of various aircraft, be they private singles or corporate carriages, are hotly debated subjects on the ramp among pilots and in boardrooms among CFOs. This controversy also fuels the sale of many flying magazines. (See this recent Flying Magazine article). There are a huge number of variables to consider when … Continue reading “Selling” a Single…Pilatus PC-12NG Vs King Air B200GT

Learning and Burning (Jet A): Teterboro Challenge!

It has been a very busy week with Memorial Day and many charter runs to Nantucket and the outer Long Island airports. All these flights inevitably originate in the NYC metro area with an intense pace in the air and then coordinating catering, passenger loading, fuel, luggage (and wheelchairs) on the ground. If you get … Continue reading Learning and Burning (Jet A): Teterboro Challenge!