Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

May 16, 2011 16:36 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches Enhanced PW308C Engine for Dassault's Falcon 2000S

PW308C engine derivative, includes the state-of-the-art TALON II™ (Technology for Advanced Low NOx) combustor, which provides major reductions in NOx and smoke emissions, and maintains excellent engine starting characteristics

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - EBACE - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has launched an enhanced PW308C engine for Dassault's new Falcon 2000S business jet. The engine upgrade, which will bring improved environmental performance for the PW308C, is currently undergoing validation testing in preparation for certification in 2012. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"This marks yet another milestone in our relationship with Dassault," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Marketing, Corporate Aviation and Military Programs, P&WC. "In keeping with P&WC's green-engine philosophy, the PW308C engine includes the state-of-the-art TALON II™ (Technology for Advanced Low NOx) combustor, which provides major reductions in NOx and smoke emissions, and maintains excellent engine starting characteristics."

The enhanced PW308C's first engine run took place in February 2011 and the emission targets were achieved with margin. Certification is slated to take place within the next year.

With product improvements to the combustion and fuel delivery systems, the enhanced PW308C engine will have best-in-class engine smoke and emissions performance. Similar to the proven PW307A design, the new PW308C combustor features a high-efficiency, reduced volume, TALON II ™ combustor. The PW308C engine's proven reliability is further reinforced by the durability of the air blast fuel nozzles, which are maintenance free until engine overhaul. The engine satisfies FAA, ICAO and CAEP/6 smoke and emission levels, and meets Zürich class 5 requirements on NOx levels, avoiding certain airport surcharges.

Lowering emissions

A leader in the green evolution in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada champions environmental stewardship as a core value across all facets of its business. Indeed, Pratt & Whitney Canada has remained focused on designing and building more fuel-efficient engines since it first launched the PT6 engine close to 50 years ago.

P&WC's revolutionary TALON II combustion technology found in the enhanced PW308C reduces emissions while delivering outstanding performance, durability and operating economics. Up to 50% reduction in NOx compared to original 1986 ICAO standards has been demonstrated. In the longer term, new technologies are being developed to reduce NOx by 80%, benefiting from further combustion and engine performance improvements.

P&WC first launched its TALON II technology demonstrator program in 1999 and it was subsequently developed and certified on the PW307A engine powering the Dassault F7X aircraft. In 2004, the ATFI (Advanced Turbo Fan Integrator) core demonstrator was used to further progress low NOx technology for future applications. In recent years, progress made in computational fluid dynamics prediction, coupled with advanced fuel injector technology, allowed rapid progress to advances in NOx reduction.

P&WC customer service

In addition to the most advanced engine technology available, Pratt & Whitney Canada brings world-class customer service backed by a worldwide network of more than 100 field support representatives (FSRs), distribution centres in key locations around the world and more than 80 mobile repair technicians; a broad pool of rental and exchange engines; a customized Fleet Management Program (FMP®) and Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP); comprehensive warranty coverage; as well as an extensive Customer Service Network with more than 30 facilities around the world.

Come see us at EBACE: Booth 328, Palexpo

Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's booth (328) to speak with a customer service representative.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada's engines, with more than 500 million hours in the air, are the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada is firmly committed to ensuring that its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.

There are currently more than 47,000 engines in service on over 25,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 198 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.

P&WC has been taking front-line services to the next level ever since it launched its Customer First Centre (CFirst) in 2007. CFirst brings together a multidisciplinary and multilingual support team to resolve issues so that customers can return to service quickly. CFirst handles more than 100,000 contacts every year.

Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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