From the Amazon to Alberta and from Oslo to Oshkosh, wherever your travels and your PT6-powered aircraft have taken you, share it on PT6nation.com. Or perhaps it’s a journey you’re dreaming of making, or actively planning. Your fellow PT6ers want to hear about it.
John Saabas’ Flight Across the Atlantic
From the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, in England. to St. Hubert in Québec.
Man on a mission
On July 15th 2016 John Saabas, President of Pratt & Whitney Canada, flew from the Farnborough Airshow in England to St. Hubert, Quebec, aboard a factory-new Daher TBM930 aircraft powered by a single PT6A-66D engine.
John was accompanied by Captain Dominique Deschamps, Vice President Flight Operations & Training Support at Airbus SAS. The two left Farnborough and made their way eastward with stops in Belfast, Reykjavik, Goose Bay, finally landing on July 16th 2016 at the St. Hubert Airport.
For the details of this amazing trip you can see P&WC Tweets
Share Your Own Personal Journey
We think John’s journey is inspiring. So inspire us as well with your own personal PT6 engine stories.
Tell us how John’s story inspires you. In your opinion, what sets the PT6 apart from other engines?
Where has your PT6 engine taken you? Where do you dream of going? Share your stories and plans with PT6nation.com, or submit them through Facebook private messages or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember: share your photos,videos or illustrations as well.
We’ll be sharing testimonials during the 2016 EAA AirVenture - Oshkosh Trade Show, July 25-31st.
The Mighty PT6A Engine.
The PT6A is the only engine permitted for use in single-engine commercial IFR operation in North America, Australia and Europe. A recent regulatory change will open European skies to single-engine IFR flights for commercial passenger service by early 2017. This will enable new growth opportunities for the engine and the many single-engine aircraft it powers .
P&WC played a consulting role in helping the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) develop the guidelines that standardize and expand the use of single-engine turbine aircraft flying commercial passenger missions throughout Europe.