PW300, PW500, PW600, JT15D turbofan and PT6A turboprop engines have played a key role in P&WC’s drive to become a leader in the world’s business and general aviation markets, all recognized for their outstanding reliability, durability and exceptional operating economics.
Their popularity continues to grow thanks to their exceptional fuel efficiency, environmental friendliness and the world’s most extensive range of available thrust and power. A steadfast commitment to delivering customer value and the latest advanced technology has sustained the appeal of P&WC’s business and general aviation engines.
The PurePowerTM PW800 and PW1000G set the stage for a new era of advanced turbofan engines entering service beginning in 2013. Pratt & Whitney has launched PurePower engines – a new family of next-generation commercial and business jet engines that will set a new standard in performance, offering double-digit improvements in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and maintenance times. The PurePowerTM PW800 in the 9,000 to 16,000 pounds thrust class will be certified in 2011 and enter service in 2014.
From 900 to 16,000 pounds thrust and 500 to 1,700 shaft horsepower characterizes an impressive range of P&WC business and general aviation engines. P&WC has the ideal engine model for virtually any application.
The PW300 turbofan engine family in the 4,500 to 7,000 pounds thrust class powers an impressive line of mid-size business jets, including the Bombardier Learjet 60 and next generation Learjet 85, Cessna Citation Sovereign, Dassault 2000DX, the three-engine Dassault Falcon 7X and the Gulfstream G200. The dependability and versatility of the PW300 is well demonstrated; the PW308 engine will power The Spaceship Company’s WhiteKnightTwo launch aircraft, bringing space travel to the public domain. The PW300 family comprises 9 models, with more than 2,700 engines produced. The PW300 fleet has accumulated over 6.9 million flight hours.
The PW500 turbofan engine family in the 2,700 to 4,500 pounds thrust class powers the latest generation of light to mid-size jets in the highly demanding fractional ownership business jet market with the Cessna Citation family (Bravo, Excel, XLS+, Ultra Encore and Encore+) and the Embraer Phenom 300. The PW500 family is comprised of 7 models, with more than 2,500 engines produced. The PW500 fleet has accumulated over 5.7 million flight hours.
The PW600 turbofan engine family in the 900 to 3,000 pounds thrust class has proven to be a major catalyst in creating a new era of business aviation. The exciting new family of very light jets is reshaping business travel and the compact, fuel efficient, clean and very cost effective PW600 is the engine at the heart of this new generation of upstart jets. PW600 models have been selected to power three VLJ models: the Eclipse 500, Cessna Mustang and Embraer Phenom 100.
The JT15D turbofan engine family in the 2,200 to 3,100 pounds thrust class is P&WC’s first turbofan engine, capturing a wide range of business aviation and government applications since being brought to the market in the 1970s, having accumulated over 40 million hours. The JT15D is a proven performer in the fractional jet market with the Cessna Citation II, Citation V and Ultra, and Hawker Beechcraft 400XP, as well as for trainer applications such as the Agusta S211 and Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk. The JT15D family comprises 17 models, with more than 6,600 engines produced and has accumulated more than 41 million hours of flight time.
The PT6A turboprop engine family in the 500 to 1,700 shaft horsepower class has helped to change the face of aviation. Famous for its reliability and durability, the PT6A turboprop has captured more than 130 applications in business and general aviation as well as airline, utility and trainer aircraft, and helicopters. The family’s latest innovative technologies have sustained its high appeal in the market place. With 85 engine models and over 43,000 engines produced, the PT6A family has accumulated more than 325 million hours in service.
Operators of PW300, PW500, PW600, JT15D and PT6A series engines are supported by P&WC’s industry-leading Global Customer Support. This includes over 30 P&WC-owned and designated service facilities around the world, more than 100 field support representatives on all major continents, a 24/7 Customer First Centre for rapid expert support, the most advanced diagnostic capabilities for this market and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry.