Jan 27, 2006 - 00:00 AM
LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 27, 2006) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, received Transport Canada type certification December 30, 2005, for its new PW615F engine, selected to power Cessna Aircraft Company's Citation Mustang business jet.
"We are very pleased to have achieved certification of the PW615F engine, the first in the new generation PW600 family of high bypass turbofans," said Andrew Tanner, Vice President, Business Aviation, P&WC. Similar approvals from US and European airworthiness authorities will be forthcoming.
The PW615F is rated at 1,350 lbs of thrust and features a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC). The PW615F offers optimum value and performance with significantly reduced ownership costs and was selected to power the Citation Mustang in January 2003.
The PW615F certification is an important milestone for Cessna towards the Citation Mustang aircraft development and certification program. Type Certification of the PW615F comes less than a month after the Citation Mustang received Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
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