The PW210S has been designed to offer the highest power-to-weight ratio and lowest fuel burn in the market
LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2011) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has received Transport Canada type certification for its PW210S engine, selected by Sikorsky for the S-76D medium-sized helicopter targeting corporate, offshore oil, medical, airline and government operators around the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
"This is a terrific milestone for this exciting and game-changing helicopter engine program," said John Saabas, President of P&WC. "The PW210S has been designed to offer the highest power-to-weight ratio and lowest fuel burn in the market, which translates into payload and range benefits for the helicopter. With this key certification, we are now looking forward to moving into the production phase of this program."
The PW210S incorporates the most recent advances in materials and compressor design, including dual-channel FADEC (full-authority digital engine controls) for ease of pilot operation and training, state-of-the-art diagnostics capability, including automatic fractional cycle counting, automated power assurance, unmatched operating economics and rugged design.
Sikorsky is the launch customer for the PW210S, a new-generation engine for large single and intermediate-to-medium twin helicopters in the 1,000 shp class.
Sikorsky's S-76D helicopter achieved first flight on February 7, 2009 and its test flight program is continuing, with helicopter certification scheduled for 2012.
The PW210S is a member of the PW210 engine family and designed to deliver a wide-range of power while delivering P&WC's legendary performance in reliability and durability. "The PW210 demonstrates our firm commitment to developing innovative products designed and built to satisfy customers' ever growing needs and expectations," said Saabas.
P&WC Customer Service
In addition to the most advanced engine technology available, Pratt & Whitney Canada brings world-class customer service backed by a worldwide network of more than 100 field support representatives (FSRs), distribution centres in key locations around the world and more than 80 mobile repair technicians; a broad pool of rental and exchange engines; a customized Fleet Management Program (FMP®) and Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP); comprehensive warranty coverage; as well as an extensive Customer Service Network with more than 30 facilities around the world.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada's engines, with more than 570 million hours in the air, are the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada is firmly committed to ensuring that its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.
There are currently more than 47,000 P&WC engines in service on over 27,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 200 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet. P&WC has been taking front-line services to the next level with its Customer First Centre (CFirst). CFirst brings together a multidisciplinary and multilingual support team to resolve issues so that customers can return to service quickly. CFirst handles more than 100,000 contacts every year.
Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.