Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has enhanced its Eagle Service Plan (ESP) maintenance program tailored to PT6A customers.
The ESPplan is a pay-per-hour engine coverage program that ensures a planned and preventative approach to maintenance, according to company officials.
Being launched are ESPecially for Your PT6 engine, which provides the first 400 hours of coverage for free to customers of new PT6A engine-powered aircraft; and an enhancement to P&WC’s current ESP plan offering, which enables customers to apply their ESP plan investment toward a new engine of the same model or a new engine conversion at time of overhaul.
This past July, P&WC introduced the ESPecially for Your PT6 engine plan to aircraft OEMs as a way to support new aircraft sales and deliver optimal value to customers of new PT6A engine-powered aircraft. The plan includes P&WC’s ESP program with the first 400 hours of engine coverage at no cost to customers, representing a value of up to $50,000 per engine toward future maintenance.
Additionally, after the first 400 hours of no-cost coverage customers will receive a reduced ESP plan rate until their first overhaul.
For customers already enrolled in an ESP plan and contributing on a per-flying-hour basis, P&WC has enhanced the plan to allow customers to select a new engine of the same model or a new engine conversion upgrade at time of overhaul for an additional cost.
P&WC’s ESP plan is an engine maintenance service plan for which engine owners pay a fixed monthly fee based on engine hours flown. For all ESP programs, plan members simply select the level of coverage that best fits their operation and pay an hourly rate based on the number of hours flown each month.
All coverage levels include:
- Engine overhaul/refurbishment
- Hot Section Inspection/refurbishment
- Basic unscheduled engine maintenance
- Basic unscheduled accessories repair
- Recommended product support improvements at engine shop visits
- Rental engine support