Longueuil, Quebec: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp (P&WC) has announced that its new PW307A engine, which will power the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet, has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The approval marks the final step in the PW307A certification process.
According to Michael Perodeau, vice president, corporate aviation, P&WC, the certification marks a "major milestone for Pratt & Whitney Canada and the Falcon 7X," for Dassault's business jet is the first three-engine and long-range business jet the engine maker has ever powered.
P&WC is responsible for the Falcon 7X integrated power plant system, which includes three PW307A engines and their nacelle systems. The 6,400-lb-thrust PW307A engine incorporates a number of advanced technologies, including: an advanced shock-management fan for increased flow capacity; powdered-metal high-pressure turbine disks for improved efficiency; and a TALON low-emissions combustor. According to P&WC, the engine is designed and built to deliver a high thrust-to-weight ratio, low ownership costs, competitive fuel consumption and excellent reliability.
Based in Longueuil, Quebec, P&WC is a world leader in aviation engines powering business and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also offers advanced engines for industrial applications.
P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a high-technology company based in Hartford, Connecticut.