Vector Aerospace South Africa completes first PT6A-140 turboprop overhaul

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce July 13, 2017 16:25

Vector Aerospace South Africa completes first PT6A-140 turboprop overhaul

Vector Aerospace has successfully completed its first full engine overhaul on the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 turboprop engine at its facility in South Africa. The PT6A-140 engine powers the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX, and is also offered as an upgrade for earlier models of the 208 Caravan family.

Vector’s South African facility, located at the Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, was appointed a designated overhaul facility (DOF) for the PT6A-140 engine in July 2014, and is currently the only independent DOF for this engine model.

“This overhaul represents the second major milestone for the South African facility in less than a year. The facility having successfully completed its first full engine test on the PT6A-140 turboprop last June.”

Jeff Poirier, president of Vector’s Engine Services – Atlantic division said: “This overhaul represents the second major milestone for the South African facility in less than a year. The facility having successfully completed its first full engine test on the PT6A-140 turboprop last June. These achievements are proof-positive that our entire South African team has the expertise to execute to the highest quality and technical standards.”

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce July 13, 2017 16:25