Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is proud to announce that it has received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW307D turbofan engine, which will power Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 8X, a three-engine ultra-long-range business jet. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
Certification of the PW307D, P&WC's latest engine, follows the Falcon 8X trijet's successful first flight in February. Through technology enhancements that provide greater performance, efficiency and lower environmental impact, the PW307D delivers increased takeoff thrust and improved fuel consumption compared to the PW307A engine. The result is a powerful yet highly efficient, clean and quiet business jet engine with one of the highest thrust-to-weight ratios in its class.
"The PW307D's certification marks a significant milestone for P&WC and the Falcon 8X trijet and builds on the continued success of the PW307A program, for which we have delivered more than 800 engines to Dassault Aviation," said Michael Perodeau, vice president, Corporate Aviation and Military Programs, P&WC. "We have worked closely with Dassault Aviation to deliver a state-of-the-art engine for the ultra-long range business jet market which provides the enhanced performance and efficiencies, along with proven reliability, that will meet the high standards expected by customers of the new Falcon 8X business jet."
P&WC's comprehensive product portfolio includes turbofan engines in thrust classes ranging from 900 lbs of thrust to 15,000 lbs. The PW300 engine family is recognized in the 4,700- to 8,000-lb thrust class for its low fuel consumption, environmental friendliness, reliability and economical operation. More than 4,000 PW300 engines have collectively accumulated more than 12 million flight hours. The engines feature P&WC's TALON™ low emission combustor technology, which delivers a step change in energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact.
Building on over one million hours of PW307A experience, the PW307D engine development program has accumulated an additional 1,000 hours of testing including 100 hours on P&WC's flight test bed. P&WC leveraged rapid prototyping technology for engine hardware to accelerate the development schedule and meet customer commitments.
P&WC and Dassault Aviation have been working together for more than 16 years starting with the selection of the PW308C for the Falcon 2000EX in 1999. Since then, P&WC has been chosen to power the Falcon 2000DX, 2000LX, 2000S and 2000LXS business jets with its PW308C engine, the Falcon 7X with the PW307A, and recently the new Falcon 8X with the PW307D.
P&WC has the largest worldwide network and most experienced service experts in the business and continues to invest in the broadest, most comprehensive service capability built specifically for business aviation. Falcon 8X customers will be able to take advantage of P&WC's Eagle Service Plan™ (ESP®) Platinum, the company's premium "pay-per-hour" flexible service plan, designed to bring peace of mind and maximize aircraft availability. ESP® Platinum builds on ESP® Gold by adding coverage for parts and labor for routine periodic inspections, corrosion repairs, low utilization inspection, technical publications and enhanced engine trending and performance margin analysis. More information about the ESP® program is available on www.pwc.ca/service-support.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, P&WC is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.