Engine Starting and ITT temperature

PT6A engine, PWC engine, Turboprop

Monitoring the health and well being of your engines is an essential part of your daily operations. Maintaining the value of your assets and saving money in the long term on shop visits, as well as regularly scheduled maintenance activities are key points to a successful business. Engine starting and ITT temperature are key aspects […]

Fuel Nozzles for PT6 series engines

PT6 fuel nozzles - Simplex & Duplex

When it comes to PT6, there are two main types of Fuel Nozzles; the Simplex and the Duplex. With Simplex fuel nozzles, you have two different nozzles; primary and secondary. Each nozzle has a single orifice. Simplex nozzles are typically set up as either all primary (in some engines), or in a ratio of 7 […]

Igniter Plugs

Did you know that a very small and often overlooked component can play a major role on the performance of your engine? The Igniter plugs (or Spark Igniters) need to be inspected regularly to ensure serviceability. These little components are key during the engine start sessions. If left unchecked they can become unserviceable, having a […]

Engine Corrosion… Prevention, Treatment & Solutions

Operating in salt-laden environments can be incredibly scenic but can also provide it’s own set of challenges, especially on a PT6A engine. In this quick article we’ll address PT6A engine corrosion with a focus on prevention, treatment and solutions. If you’re taking off and landing within 10 miles of the sea, or your route is […]

Re-Preservation & Test Cell services

Re_preservation & Test Cell procedure - PT6 engines

If you haven’t followed the standard PWC preservation procedures while inactive, there is no need to panic. BG Aerospace has some low cost solutions for you that will help you get you back up and flying. The Re-Preservation & Test Cell procedure includes splitting the engine at the A, C, and G flanges, and followed […]

Trends and Foreign Object Damage reporting

aircraft engine

Trends and Foreign Object Damage reporting.  It is paramount to have a good understanding of your insurance policy with regard to Foreign Object Damage (FOD). Frequently many operators go in for repairs and/or overhaul and later find out that FOD wear and tear is not collectible. Even a big hit rendering your blade or rotor is not […]

Preventing FOD using the Inertial Separator

The function of the Inertial Separator is to help prevent foreign object damage (FOD) to the engine.

Function Preventing FOD using the Inertial Separator is much simpler than one might think. The function of the Inertial Separator is to help prevent foreign object damage (FOD) to the engine. It is recommended to use it by energizing the separator when the aircraft is on the ground and during the landing approach, as this […]

Excessive Temperature in the Hot Section

A common issue that some of our aircraft operators experience revolves around the excessive temperature in the hot section. We’ve put together a few recommendations that are aimed at increasing hot section life in your PT6 and PW100 engines. Oxidation life is driven by temperature and time, and thus reducing engine operating temperature will always […]

Preventative Maintenance

BG Aerospace continues to help operators all over the globe with money saving tips and tricks to keep the cost low, but the value high! In keeping with our series of tips and tricks, today’s focus is on preventative maintenance. Through our Engine Management program, BG Aerospace focuses on operations before, during, and even after […]