Pratt & Whitney Canada introduces new PT6E-66XT engine for Daher’s TBM 960 airplane

The PT6E-66XT engine is purpose built for Daher’s latest very fast single-engine turboprop airplane, the TBM 960 ©Eric Magnan

Pratt & Whitney Canada has announced a new engine model for its PT6 E-Series™ engine family. The PT6E-66XT engine is purpose built for Daher’s latest very-fast, single-engine turboprop airplane, the TBM 960. The PT6 E-Series™ is the first engine family with a dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control system in the General Aviation turboprop market.

“We have worked closely with Pratt & Whitney Canada for more than 30 years in integrating PT6 turboprop engines on our TBM and Kodiak aircraft families,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division. “With its PT6E-66XT version, the Pratt & Whitney Canada team has taken innovation to a new level, providing digital power to our TBM 960 flagship single-engine turboprop aircraft, making it even easier to operate.”

The PT6E-66XT engine embodies the DNA of the iconic PT6 engine. This family has accumulated over 430 million flying hours and has a pedigree of reliability that is second-to-none. Its versatility and proven performance have made it the engine of choice for missions and applications of all kinds. The PT6 is also the only turboprop engine family to have achieved Single Engine Instrumental Flight Rules status for passenger revenue activity. The latest addition to the PT6 E-Series™ family builds on this legacy of success.

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