GE Aviation has named Cascade Aircraft Conversions as an Authorized Service Center for the M601 and H80 engines. As part of the agreement, Cascade Aircraft Conversions will offer comprehensive line maintenance, removals and re-installations of engines and LRUs and engine spares for the M601 and H80 engine families. GE Aviation will provide Cascade Aircraft Conversions with comprehensive material support and training.
Cascade Aircraft Conversions holds supplemental type certificates for the M601E-11 and M601D-11 engines on the Thrush aircraft and the Air Tractor 300, 400 and 500 series aircraft. The benefits for M601 engine conversions on the aircraft compared to existing piston engines include lower acquisition and maintenance costs with no nozzles, no hot section inspections and no engine teardown required in a wire strike event. The M601 engine also offers improved hot and high performance.