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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Joins Celebration in Roll-Out of First Dassault Falcon 7X Business Jet
Feb 15, 2005 - 00:00 AM
MERIGNAC, FRANCE--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 15, 2005) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) joined Dassault Aviation today in celebrating the roll-out of the first Dassault Falcon 7X business jet.
The unveiling of the first Falcon 7X came a few weeks after P&WC delivered the first integrated powerplant system (IPPS) production shipset, including PW307A engines, to Dassault Aviation in preparation for the launch of the aircraft's comprehensive flight test program leading up to certification and entry into service. "The Falcon 7X is a very interesting and exciting program for P&WC and we are delighted to be part of this special ceremony," said Alain M. Bellemare, President, P&WC.
"The delivery and successful installation of the IPPS on the first Falcon 7X flight test aircraft is a proud milestone for P&WC employees, reflecting our dedication to meeting customer commitments," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Corporate Aviation, P&WC, who presented an update on the engine program at the Falcon 7X roll-out ceremony.
P&WC was selected by Dassault Aviation in October 2001 to supply the IPPS for the Falcon 7X, which includes three PW307A engines, engine mounts, nacelles, and thrust reverser. The Falcon 7X is the first three-engine, and longest-range, business jet to be powered by P&WC.
Working closely with Dassault and other partners, P&WC achieved the first PW307A engine run in December 2002, just 15 months after the engine program launch. The engine program has accumulated more than 3,500 total full engine test hours to date, including more than 450 hours on P&WC's two Boeing 720 flying test beds.
The 6,100-lb-thrust PW307A engine has the same basic architecture as the rest of the PW300 family, with a number of new features. These include an advanced shock-management fan with increased flow capacity, "powdered metal" HPT disks for improved high-pressure turbine efficiency, and the TALON(TM) low emissions combustor. The engine combines a high thrust-to-weight ratio with superior low operating-cost efficiencies and offers low ownership costs, a high level of reliability, and competitive fuel consumption.
PW307A engine certification is on schedule for the second quarter of 2005. The Dassault Falcon 7X is scheduled to obtain aircraft certification and begin deliveries in late 2006.
P&WC, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in aviation engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers advanced engines for industrial applications. P&WC's operations and service network span the globe. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), a high-technology company based in Hartford, Connecticut.
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