Jet-Care says it is strengthening its Gas Path Analysis (GPA) portfolio with the addition of a new engine trend program for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine.
“As one of the largest independent providers of GPA services we are continuously developing new programs,” said David Glass, managing director, Jet-Care. “Each program is designed and built for a particular engine type by our in-house thermodynamicists, rather than using one system for all engine types. This enables us to provide a very precise trending analysis service specific to the PT6 family of engines.”
The Jet-Care GPA service targets the detection of engine core deterioration and associated faults by monitoring and trending engine data therefore enabling clients to monitor the health of their aircraft engines efficiently and effectively. The current GPA portfolio includes programs for Honeywell TFE731, HTF7000 Series, ALF502 and LF507 engines, GE CF34 engines, CFE Company CFE738 engines, Pratt & Whitney PW100, PW300 and PW500 Series and JT15D engines, Rolls-Royce BR710 and BR725 engines and Williams International FJ44 engines.
In addition to routine reports detailing the engine status the Jet-Care service offers full technical and administrative support 24/7, with highly experienced engineers available to aid diagnosis, interpretation and provide guidance to maintenance teams.
As part of this service customers are also able to make use of the Jet-Care iECHO GPA application for iPad, which enables pilots to gather engine data during steady state cruise and, once a network connection is made, send directly to Jet-Care for processing and evaluation.