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PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA

SERVICE BULLETIN
P&WC S.B. No. 5003R37

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TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY MODEL APPLICATION PT6T-3, PT6T-3B, PT6T-3BE, PT6T-3BF, PT6T-3BG, PT6T-3D, PT6T-3DE, PT6T-3DF, PT6T-6, PT6T-6B, ST6T-76 Compliance: Summary: Refer to Para. 1.E. in the Service Bulletin

This service bulletin provides a suggested basic operating time between overhauls and specifies a suggested initial hot section inspection frequency.

Jan 12/1973 Revision No. 37: Apr 29/2004
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15: No. Marie-Victorin Longueuil. 1000. 5: Revision No. 450-677-9411 29 April 2004 P&WC S. 27: No. v the TBO information for the CT blades has been transferred from SB 5002 to SB 5003. 4: Revision No. 5003R37) OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY Replace your existing copy of this service bulletin with the attached revised bulletin. 18: No. 11: No. No. SUMMARY: This revision is issued to: v increase the comply period for the AFCU to Sep 1st 2005. No. 13: No. EFFECT OF REVISION ON PRIOR ACCOMPLISHMENT: None. 37. 5003R37 REVISION TRANSMITTAL SHEET TURBOSHAFT ENGINE MODEL PT6T SUBJECT: Pratt & Whitney Canada Service Bulletin No. 26: No. 1: Revision No. 19: Nov 04/1977 Mar 23/1978 Nov 28/1978 Mar 13/1979 Jul 13/1979 Jan 30/1980 Oct 06/1980 Apr 28/1981 Jul 08/1983 Oct 14/1983 Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision No. Canada J4G 1A1 Tél. 12: No. 2: Revision No. 10: No. 24: No. Please retain this Revision Transmittal Sheet with the revised bulletin. 6: Revision No. 17: No.B. PT6T-72-5003. 23: No.Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. 9: Jan 12/1973 Apr 16/1974 May 21/1974 Jul 08/1974 Dec 10/1974 Feb 07/1975 Jul 19/1975 Sep 12/1975 Jun 30/1976 Dec 14/1976 Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision Revision No. 16: No. No. dated Apr 29/2004 (P&WC S. REVISION HISTORY: Original Issue: Revision No. 3: Revision No. Québec. 22: No. 29: Mar 21/1984 Jun 20/1984 Aug 20/1985 Aug 28/1986 Dec 04/1986 Dec 15/1987 Feb 23/1989 Aug 02/1989 Nov 15/1990 Jan 30/1991 . Destroy the superseded copy. 8: Revision No. Rev. NOTE: A black bar in the left margin indicates a change in that line of text or figure. 7: Revision No.B. 20: No. 25: No. 28: No. 21: No. 14: No.

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Weight and Balance None. Approval Transport Canada has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this Service Bulletin. NA Jan 12/1973 Revision No. PT6T-3BE. climatic conditions and environment. No. PT6T-6B Engines ST6T-76 Engines B. 37: Apr 29/2004 © 1973 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (2) E. PT6T-3B. C. Description (1) Time Between Overhaul (TBO) recommendations take into consideration the average effect of the many variables affecting overhaul life such as average flight duration. Reason To provide a currently recommended basic operating time interval between overhauls and to specify the conditions for Hot Section Inspection. utilization and engine modification standard. percentage of time at any given power level. PT6T-3DF. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 1. maintenance practices. Concurrent Requirements None. F. PT6T-3BF. G. PT6T-3DE. H. recommends that Compliance conforms to the requirements of the Accomplishment Instructions. Electrical Load Data Not changed. Planning Information A. Compliance Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc.A.PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. are subject to approval by local airworthiness authorities. Effectivity PT6T-3. Under extreme conditions of very low utilization coupled with continuous operation in salt water atmosphere or heavy sand and dust environment. D. PT6T-3D. P&WC No. PRINTED IN CANADA PT6T-72-5003 Page 1 of 10 . NOTE: The recommendations contained in Subparagraph 3.B. periodic inspections in accordance with the applicable maintenance instructions may indicate maintenance action prior to the recommended overhaul life. PT6T-6. PT6T-3BG.

B. No. Interchangeability and Intermixability of Parts Not applicable. Material .B. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 2 of 10 . E. Material Information A. L. 3. Time Between Overhaul (TBO) Recommendations Jan 12/1973 Revision No. 5188 K. 5121 P&WC S. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 1.B. Industry Support Information Not applicable. Accomplishment Instructions A. 5002 P&WC S.B.Cost and Availability Not applicable. D. Software Accomplishment Summary Not applicable. No. Material Necessary for Each Engine Not applicable. Tooling .PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. C. B. References P&WC S. F. Reidentified Parts None.Price and Availability Not applicable. 2. No. Planning Information (Cont’d) I. No. J. Manpower Not applicable. Publications Affected None.

NOTE 1) (Ref. refer to Table 1. Accomplishment Instructions (Cont’d) (1) (2) (3) Rotor component life limitations outlined in the latest revision of P&WC S. NOTE 1) Agusta/Bell 212/412 (Ref. 4000 hrs. refer to Table 2. NOTE 2) (Ref.B. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 3. 2000 hrs. NOTE 2: Reduction gearboxes operating in Agusta/Bell model 212 and 412 helicopters must refer to Agusta/Bell Airworthiness Limitations Manual. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 3 of 10 . NOTE 2) I & M ST6 N/A N/A 2000 hrs. NOTE: Any PT6T reduction gearbox used for rental applications must be subjected to the basic TBO specified in this service bulletin.PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. NOTE 2) (Ref. P/N 3017680 P/N 3024780 P/N 3027680 P/N 3039080 P/N 3117180-01 NOTE 1: Reduction gearboxes operating in Bell model 212 and 412 helicopters must refer to Bell 212/412 helicopter Maintenance Manual (MM). NOTE 1) N/A (Ref. TABLE 1.B. N/A N/A BASIC TBO 4000 hrs. NOTE 2) N/A (Ref. Jan 12/1973 Revision No. 5002 override TBO considerations. 3000 hrs. For the basic power section TBO recommendations. NOTE 1) (Ref. No. Power Sections MODEL PT6T-3 PT6T-3B/-3BE/-3BF/-3BG PT6T-3D/-3DE/-3DF PT6T-6/-6B ST6T-76 TABLE 2. For the basic reduction gearbox TBO recommendations. Reduction Gearboxes Reduction Gearbox Part Number Basic TBO Sikorsky S58T 2500 2500 N/A N/A N/A Bell 212/412 (Ref. No. 4000 hrs.

NOTE 1) TBO interval (Ref. NOTE 1) TBO interval (Ref. Accomplishment Instructions (Cont’d) B. Operating time limit for Compressor Turbine Blades Part No. (2) C. Hot Section Inspection Recommendations (1) The PT6T-3D power sections with Build Specification (BS) 807 and BS928. All other PT6T and ST6T power sections have no scheduled hot section inspection interval and operate on an ‘‘on-condition’’ basis. NOTE: C. Accessories Time Between Overhaul (1) Engine accessories TBO are defined in Tables 4 and 5. NOTE 2) 8000 Initial (Ref. Blades are not considered to be engine rotating component. Jan 12/1973 Revision No. No. NOTE 1) 8000 Initial (Ref. NOTE 2) 8000 Initial (Ref. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 3. D.B. PT6T-3DE power sections with BS893 and PT6T-3DF power sections with BS946 require hot section inspection at 2500 hour intervals. Compressor turbine blades must be replaced at or before limits shown in Table 3.PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. NOTE 1) 3031801 3104001-01 3115501-01 3119871-01 01R3119871-01 3043951-02 3115801-01 01R3115801-01 3031701 3103901-01 3120011-01 Recommended total hours overhaul period as per local Airworthiness approval for TBO extension. NOTE 1) TBO interval (Ref. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 4 of 10 .T. NOTE 2) TBO interval (Ref. TABLE 3. NOTE 1) TBO interval (Ref. Model PT6T-3 PT6T-3 PT6T-3 PT6T-3D/-3DE/-3DF PT6T-3D/-3DE/-3DF PT6T-3D PT6T-3 PT6T-3 PT6T-3 NOTE: Total of Hours TBO interval (Ref.

whichever occurs first. Mid life inspection criteria per MM periodic inspection requirements. Note: Calendar time is tracked from when unit enters into service and does not include time in storage. inspect diaphragm at an interval established by operator based on operational experience Removal threshold determined by operator based on operational experience Removal threshold determined by operator based on operational experience Removal threshold determined by operator based on operational experience ITT Trim Compensator On Condition Igniter Exciter On Condition Ignition Cable On Condition Jan 12/1973 Revision No.PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S.B. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 5 of 10 . 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 3. Power Section Accessories ACCESSORY TBO 6000 hours or 6 years. 01/2005. On Pre SB5444 bleed valves. REMARKS Operators must comply with calendar time TBO by Sep. Chapter 72-00-00. Accomplishment Instructions (Cont’d) TABLE 4. Storage requirements/limits detailed in MM. No. Automatic Fuel Control Unit Manual Fuel Control Engine Driven Fuel Pump Oil to Fuel Heater Flow Divider Bleed Valve Power Section TBO + 500 hours Power Section TBO + 500 hours Power Section TBO + 500 hours Power Section TBO + 500 hours On Condition Removal threshold determined by operator based on operational experience.

Fleet TBO Escalations (1) Escalations to TBO may only be granted with the approval of the applicable regulatory agency. Longueuil Quebec Canada J4G 1A1 Attention: Manager Service Engineering Turboshaft Engines Jan 12/1973 Revision No. Where accessories are removed for shop repair and subsequent reinstallation operating time since new or overhaul must be recorded on repair tag. and confirmation of operation to criteria at Para. 1000 Marie Victorin Blvd. aircraft model. (b) Reduction Gearbox: P&WC recommends submitting three satisfactory exhibit for the RGB. 3D 2 (4) to: Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc. operated to the next higher level (500 hrs) above the established TBO. total time since overhaul. 1 Operators desiring TBO escalations are requested to submit a formal request in writing together with details of engine serial number. Reduction Gearbox Accessories ACCESSORY Nf Governor TCU / UTL TBO Reduction Gearbox TBO + 500 hours Reduction Gearbox TBO + 500 hours REMARKS (2) E. of major repairs (if any). No. to extend their fleet TBO to the next level. total time since new. NOTE: Operators having mixed power section models in their fleet may submit one exhibit from any one of the model groups.B. Accomplishment Instructions (Cont’d) TABLE 5. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 6 of 10 . Sampling programs are controlled by the regulatory agencies who will establish the required sample size (satisfactory exhibit) in accordance with their standards and/or requirements. (a) Power Section: P&WC recommends submitting one satisfactory exhibit for the power section. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 3. operated to the next higher level (500 hrs) above the established TBO for each of the engine models covered by this service bulletin. Such escalations may be granted following the satisfactory results of a sampling program.PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S.

(7) (8) (9) Upon time expiry.PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. (3) (4) (5) (6) If the engine was put in storage or was unused for an extended period in the time since its last overhaul (or since new if not previously overhauled). NOTE: When shipping an engine to a P&WC Designated O/H Facility (DOF) as a sample. To qualify for escalations. at the same time requesting a TBO evaluation report from the overhaul facility. Escalations to operator TBOs are usually granted on the basis of substantiation provided by the engine manufacturer and the operator. Jan 12/1973 Revision No. power sections or RGBs must have been operated in the participating fleet for not less than 90% of the established TBO interval. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 7 of 10 . NOTE: P&WC reserves the right to withdraw a TBO recommendation in instances where engine abuse or non-compliance with this recommendation are reported. The basic TBO is recommended by P&WC and is usually adopted by the aircraft manufacturer as the fleet TBO for the aircraft type utilizing the engine.F. there must be documented evidence that the engine has been preserved per the engine maintenance manual. operators should state that it is a sample and request a TBO extension evaluation report (Ref. 1). the operator shall return the engine (Power Section and/or Reduction Gearbox) to a P&WC DOF for overhaul. Fleet TBOs are usually adopted by operators as initial operator TBOs at the commencement of operations. Escalations to fleet TBOs are normally recommended by the engine and aircraft manufacturer. who will review the TBO evaluation report and issue a letter of recommendation to the customer. TBO escalations are normally granted in increments of 500 hrs. RGBs must have been used exclusively in the aircraft model involved. 3.B. No. The overhaul facility will forward the TBO evaluation report to the attention of Service Engineering Manager Turboshaft Engines. TBO extension recommendations from P&WC may be subject to fees. Fig. Accomplishment Instructions (Cont’d) 2 (2) The customer is responsible to submit the documents to local Airworthiness Authority for approval of the recommended TBO extension. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 3. Recommendations are not transferable between operators except under circumstances described in Para. An engine maintains its TBO extension recommendation as long as it is operated within the limitations of the relevant engine and aircraft operating manuals and is maintained in accordance with the appropriate P&WC maintenance manual and the terms of this SB.

PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 8 of 10 .B. No. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY Power Section or Reduction Gearbox Serial Number: C72341A TBO Evaluation Sample Request Form Figure 1 Jan 12/1973 Revision No.

( Gearbox TBO 1 in Model B Helicopter) X 100 Remaining Life in Hours = Helicopter Results of last Step X Gearbox TBO for Model C 100 Time in Model B Helicopter Time in Model A Helicopter I. Determination of remaining life for PT6T Reduction Gearboxes (1) The following procedure must be used: (a) To establish remaining life to overhaul for non-mixed operations (gearbox operated on one model aircraft) Remaining Life = TBO applicable (Table) . the change will have no effect if the maintenance plan remains unchanged. the maintenance provider.Consumed Time (b) To establish remaining life to overhaul for mixed operation (same gearbox operated on different model aircraft) Example: Assume that a particular gearbox started life in a model ‘‘A’’ helicopter and was subsequently utilized in a model ‘‘B’’ machine and it is now required to define the remaining life for a model ‘‘C’’ helicopter. No. For engines operated in aircraft engaged in crop dusting and other chemical applications. flying conditions vary to such a degree that a sampling program for each particular application is desirable. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 3. and. Accomplishment Instructions (Cont’d) F. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 9 of 10 .PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. H. Transfer of TBO Extension Recommendations: TBO escalation recommendations are valid only as long as the operator.0 -( Gearbox TBO 1 in Model A Helicopter) X 100 . and the typical mission remain unchanged.B. Operators are requested to contact P&WC Service Engineering Department for specific recommendations. Airworthiness authorities may not accept exhibits which have been subjected to component refurbishment occurring prior to reaching TBO unless: (a) Prime cause of refurbishment was not directly attributed to self-induced malfunction or of mechanical integrity. Jan 12/1973 Revision No. (b) Refurbishment components have satisfactory prior history beyond the established TBO level. Exhibits for TBO Escalation (1) For TBO escalations. Percentage of Life Remaining = 1. G. NOTE: For changes limited to the selection by the operator of a new maintenance provider.

. Percentage of Life Remaining = [1. assuming time in model ‘‘B’’ is 650 hrs. and TBO is 3500 hrs.B.(3500) 42. 37: Apr 29/2004 PT6T-72-5003 Page 10 of 10 ..PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA SERVICE BULLETIN P&WC S. and TBO is 2500 hrs. Accomplishment Instructions (Cont’d) Numerical Example: Assuming time in model ‘‘A’’ is 1106 hrs. 5003R37 TURBOSHAFT ENGINE OPERATING TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS AND HOT SECTION INSPECTION FREQUENCY 3. Appendix Not applicable. Jan 12/1973 Revision No.0. it is required to determine the remaining time in hours for model ‘‘C’’ helicopter if TBO for model ‘‘C’’ is 2500 hrs.4 1106 650 2500)] X 100 = 42. No.4% Remaining Life in Hours = 100 X 2500 = 1060 4.