Turbine Conversions, Ltd was established in October of 1990 to develop new turbine powered conversion options for Agricultural Aircraft.  The founder and president of TCL, William (Bill) Hatfield, has been a leading force in the Agricultural Aviation industry for almost 50 years and was inducted into the National Agricultural Aviation Museum’s Hall of Fame for his contributions to technological advancements in the industry. Bill and his wife, Nancy, started Hatfield Spraying Service (HSS) in 1970 in Nunica, Michigan after Bill received his pilot’s license and degree from Western Michigan University.  Together the built a thriving Ag Aviation business in West Michigan. Converting Bill’s Ag Cat to turbine power in the early 1970’s installing the 3rd Frakes Turbo Cat.

Due to HSS experience operating a turbo prop aircraft and their long term commitment to the AG aviation industry, Bill & Nancy were approached in 1989 by Melex USA about doing a turbine modification to the PZL M18 Dromader.  Turbine Conversions, Ltd was formed to facilitate this modification.

TCL received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the M18 with a Pratt & Whitney engine in 1990.  Since then TCL has gone on to receive a total of 30 STCs.  TCL’s STC portfolio includes turbine conversions kits featuring both Pratt & Whitney and GE engines for most popular Ag Aircraft, Ag Cat, AT 400, AT 500, Thrush and now (our first civil aviation product) the Cessna 206.  Along with the turbine packages TCL has a very popular Single Point Fueling System, Hydraulic Fire Gate and many more products that benefit the agricultural aviation industry.

TCL is a dynamic company that specializes in design & development and production of quality products.  One of our strongest assets is its diverse design team.  Each member contributes a wide variety of aeronautical experience and expertise.

Turbine Conversions, Ltd STCs

Turbine Power Conversion Kits
SA1014GL Pratt & Whitney PT-6 M18, 18A, 18B
SA00902CH GE Thrush all models (GE M601 & H75)
SA01027CH GE Ag Cat (GE M601 & H75)
SA01353CH GE Fat Cat (GE M601 & H75)
SA01528CH GE Air Tractor 400 series (GE M601 & H75)
SA2444SW Pratt & Whitney Turbo Cat
SA04034CH Cessna 206 Pratt & Whitney
Single Point Fueling Systems
SA01323CH Single Point Fueling, Thrush, AT & M-18
SA02786CH Single Point Fueling, AG Cat all models
Air Inlet Systems
SA5590SW Air Inlet System – Thrush
SA8763SW Air Inlet System – Air Tractor 402
SA8764SW Air Inlet System – Air Tractor 502
SA02385CH Pitot Air Scoop – Air Tractor 802
SA1293CH Pitot Air Scoop – Weatherly
Hydraulic Firegates
SA00961CH Hydraulic Firegate
SA00-45 Hydraulic Firegate – CANADA
AG Cat Enhancements
SA4941SW Fuel Tank Expansions – Ag Cat
SA4003SW Upper Aileron Servo Tabs – Ag Cat
SA4942SW Vortex Control Wing Tip – Ag Cat
SA3528SW Vertical Stabilizer Center Lined – Ag Cat
SA2700SW Geared Elevator Tab – Ag Cat
SA4035SW Cockpit Air Inlet Scoop – Ag Cat
SA2747SW Lockable, Full Swivel Tail Wheel Ag Cat & Thrush
SA7415SW Cockpit Bleed Air Heater – Air Tractor
M-18 Dromader Enhancements
SA200CH Hopper Expansion – M-18 Dromader
SA01379CH Pressure Cowling – M-18 Dromader
Aircraft Accessories
SA1014GL Pheromone Distribution Pod System
SA02985CH Cool Start System – all Turbine Aircraft
SA03518AT Bonded Wing Leading Edge for Thrush
ST03554CH Variable Rate Rotary Gate with Gate Keeper Technology