Jun 17, 2007 - 00:00 AM
PARIS AIR SHOW, PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - June 17, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.'s PW100 family has topped 100 million flying hours, reinforcing its place as the engine of choice for modern turboprop-powered regional aircraft around the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.
"The PW100 engine family is a leader in the world's regional airline industry," said Keyvan Fard, Vice President, Regional Airline and Helicopter Engines, P&WC. "For nearly 25 years, it has played a key role in the development of this industry through its outstanding reliability, durability and exceptional operating economics."
Offered in 29 models, more than 5,700 PW100 engines (PW118 to PW150) have been produced since the family entered service in 1984. Members of the PW100 family currently power aircraft in service with 365 operators in 124 countries, including market leaders ATR 42 and 72 aircraft and Bombardier Q100, 200, 300 and 400 Series regional aircraft, and new market entries such as the Chinese MA60 aircraft.
The PW100 engine family's flexibility has also made it popular for a variety of other applications such as the EADS-CASA C-295 military transport and the Bombardier CL415 fire-fighting aircraft.
"The PW100 is well suited to the regional market in the 30-80 passenger range," said Fard. "It's a very dependable engine, with best-in-class dispatch ability rate and long life on the wing."
PW100-powered regional turboprop aircraft also consume 25 to 40 per cent less fuel and produce up to 50 per cent less CO2 emissions than similar-sized regional jets. As a result, many airlines are renewing their fleets with PW100-powered aircraft.
"Orders for aircraft that are powered by our PW100 have surged worldwide in recent years," noted Fard. "We expect this trend to continue and look forward to accumulating many more millions of flight hours."
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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