Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), announced that its award-winning PW800 engine has achieved a new milestone with the first flight of the Falcon 6X business jet, powered by PW812D engines, from Dassault’s assembly centre in Bordeaux-Mérignac, France.
“The PW812D engine for the Dassault Falcon 6X features the latest innovations and technologies,” said Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada. “We are thrilled with the engine’s performance and proud to have it powering the Dassault Falcon 6X, building on our successful relationship with Dassault over the past 20 years of active programs.”
The PW800 is the most modern, efficient and environmentally responsible engine in its class. Using the most sustainable and high-performance technologies, the engine offers double-digit improvements in fuel burn, emissions, maintenance times and noise. The PW800 engine also incorporates the latest generation of technologies in every aspect, from advanced design to innovative maintenance functionality. For passengers, the engine is designed to provide an unmatched experience with an exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabin making it the quietest engine in its class.
“All of this is backed by the most comprehensive hourly maintenance program on the market,” said Della Posta. “The PW800’s Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™ Program) represents the industry’s most extensive end-to-end coverage, providing a true ‘concierge level’ of service, supported by data-driven prognostics.”
The engine has shown exceptional performance during testing – with 3,000 hours of engine testing, including more than 300 hours on the flight test bed and 19,000 hours on the core. With the total PW800 engine family, more than 32,000 hours of testing has been conducted, including close to 25,000 hours of flight testing.
Investing in research and development is a driving force for the company, making it Canada’s largest R&D investor in the aerospace sector and the fourth in the country – all industries combined. It is this commitment and the ingenuity of its employees that push forward the development of cutting-edge, leading and dependable products and services at Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Pratt & Whitney, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide.