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Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers First PW617 Engines for Flight Testing on Embraer Phenom 100 Very Light Jet

Mar 28, 2007 - 00:00 AM

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. has delivered the first two PW617F engines for flight testing on the new Embraer Phenom 100 very light jet. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"These engine deliveries represent an important milestone for both Pratt & Whitney Canada and Embraer," said Dan Breitman, vice president, turbofan development. "The PW600 family is the leader in the emerging very light jet market, and we are very pleased with the progress of the PW617F engine program."

"We are happy to receive the timely delivery of the initial two PW617F engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada. They will be installed in the Phenom 100 executive jet now under final assembly, according to plan," said Artur Valerio Coutinho, Embraer's executive vice-president, industrial operations. "Embraer and Pratt & Whitney Canada are working in a very close partnership, and we see the Phenom programs as another positive experience in an almost 40-year long history of collaboration between the two companies."

Selected by Embraer in 2005, the PW617F engine provides 1,615 pounds of thrust for the Phenom 100 and features a dual-channel, full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) system. Designed around the latest technologies, as well as a 50-percent reduction in parts count, it offers customers a step-change in performance, cost and value. Certification of the engine is expected in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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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