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Pratt & Whitney Canada Receives Transport Canada Certification for PW610F Powering the Eclipse 500 VLJ

Jul 27, 2006 - 00:00 AM

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - July 27, 2006) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, has received Transport Canada Type Certification for its new PW610F engine, set to power the Eclipse 500 very light jet (VLJ).

"This is terrific news for both Pratt & Whitney Canada and Eclipse Aviation," said Andrew Tanner, vice-president, Business Aviation, P&WC. "We are well advanced with ramping up PW610F engine production at our new state-of-the-art PW600 facility in Longueuil, Quebec."

The PW610F engine, rated at 900 lbs. thrust is part of the P&WC's new PW600 engine family, which offers a step change in performance, cost and durability. Designed with an approximately 50-percent-reduction in parts count, the PW610F incorporates the latest technologies while offering optimum value to operators.

The engine also features a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), which offers operational advantages over traditional control systems by reducing pilot workload. The dual-channel FADEC also provides enhanced reliability, reduced weight, and ease of operation.

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 building industries.


Pratt & Whitney Canada
Linda Tardif
Advisor - Trade Media
(450) 647-7210