Dec 22, 2006 - 00:00 AM
LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 22, 2006) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, announced today that it has received FAA type certification for its PW535B engine, selected to power the new Cessna Citation Encore+ business jet. This key milestone follows Transport Canada type certification received October 27, 2006.
"This is yet another major achievement in the long and strong relationship with Cessna Aircraft," said Andrew Tanner, Vice President, Business Aviation, P&WC.
Rated at 3,400 lbs. of thrust, the PW535B features the latest state-of-the-art, dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and incorporates a high-efficiency, effusion-cooled combustion liner. It has accumulated over 2,500 hours of development testing and 1,000 hours of flight testing on P&WC's flying test bed and Cessna's development aircraft in the past 18 months.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.
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