Pratt & Whitney Canada, a enterprise unit of Pratt & Whitney, introduced in the present day that Diamond Plane has chosen the PT6A-25C engine to energy its new DART-750 plane, an all-carbon-fiber tandem turboprop coach geared up with state-of-the-art avionics. Diamond Plane has been a dynamic participant within the Basic Aviation marketplace for greater than 40 years and we welcome the corporate as the most recent airframe producer to appreciate the large capabilities of the PT6A engine. Pratt & Whitney labored intently with Diamond Plane to find out one of the best powerplant for the DART-750 and imagine the PT6A-25C will present the distinctive pairing buyer is searching for.

“We’re happy that Diamond Plane has chosen the PT6 turboprop, the most well-liked engine in its class, to pursue its DART program. The collection of the PT6A-25C for the Austrian-designed and manufactured DART-750 acrobatic coach, additional asserts the dependability, versatility, and suppleness of this engine household,” mentioned Nicholas Kanellias, Vice President, Basic Aviation, Pratt & Whitney Canada.


“The PT6A-25C is a confirmed engine that’s already licensed, permitting us to focus on 2023 for the fundamental EASA civil certification of the DART-750,” mentioned Liqun (Frank) Zhang, Chief Govt Officer, Diamond Plane.

Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25C Engine

The DART-750 might be a licensed all-composite aerobatic turboprop coach in tandem-seat configuration, geared up with state-of-the-art avionics and a strong turboprop engine. Primarily based on the DART-750, Diamond is providing a DART Primary Coaching Resolution, comprising the plane, a proprietary DART FNPT II Simulator, and DART CBT (Pc Primarily based Coaching) expertise. The DART’s cockpit idea features a actual and absolutely unbiased tandem G3000 twin glass cockpit with a rare surround-view cover. The Garmin G3000 twin glass cockpit options touchscreen management, 14.1-inch diagonal WXGA high-resolution cockpit shows, 5.7-inch high-resolution GTC 575, Artificial Imaginative and prescient Expertise, prolonged 16:9 width-to-height ratio.

Recognized for its broad energy vary, dependability, and confirmed efficiency in all flying situations and environments, the PT6A engine household is in a category of its personal having flown greater than 425 million hours, constructing upon the expertise gained throughout the total Pratt & Whitney Canada fleet at over 900 million flying hours. The PT6A has seen 120 enhancements made up to now 10 years alone, and greater than 50,000 engines have been produced; 25,000 of them nonetheless fly. The PT6 turboprop is the benchmark in reliability and is taken into account to be probably the most versatile turboprop engine in Basic Aviation, which speaks to its reliable efficiency in single- and twin-engine plane.