PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - June 19, 2011) - PARIS AIR SHOW - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) delivered its 500th PW307A engine to Dassault Aviation on June 1st, 2011. P&WC will present Dassault Aviation with a commemorative plaque at a ceremony marking this important milestone at the 2011 Paris International Air Show on June 21, 4:30 pm (CEST), at the UTC Chalet, A344-346. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
"P&WC is proud to have reached another important milestone in our close relationship with Dassault Aviation," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Corporate Aviation and Military Engines, P&WC. "In keeping with P&WC's product philosophy, the PW307 is the engine of choice for new generation business jets thanks to its outstanding reliability, durability, and operating economics."
Dassault Aviation is one of the major players in the global aviation industry, with a presence in more than 70 countries across five continents.
P&WC developed the PW307A engine and nacelle in conjunction with Dassault's Falcon 7X aircraft, resulting in an integrated power plant system with new levels of performance, reliability and maintainability. The PW307A engine has accumulated more than 225,000 flight hours in service on the Falcon 7X.
With 6,400 pounds of thrust, the PW307A engine comes from a family of engines having accumulated close to 10 million flight hours in the field and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The engine benefits from this wealth of experience and the injection of P&WC's latest technologies with more than 3,500 PW300 series engines produced to date on 8 civil aircraft applications.
A leader in the green evolution in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada champions environmental stewardship as a core value across all facets of its business. Pratt & Whitney Canada has remained focused on designing and building more fuel-efficient engines since it first launched the PT6 engine close to 50 years ago.
Advanced aerodynamics and materials, as well as the TALON II(TM) combustor technology, make the PW307A engine the most fuel efficient and the greenest engine in its class. The PW307A engine also surpasses the most stringent standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). During its development, the PW307A engine went through a rigorous and extensive test program to ensure rapid maturation and reliability of the entire power plant system prior to delivery to customers. The engine has met or surpassed all performance expectations.
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(R)) and Eagle Service(TM) Plan (ESP); comprehensive warranty coverage; as well as an extensive Customer Service Network with more than 30 facilities around the world.
Come see us at the Paris International Air Show: UTC Chalet, A344-346.
Interested operators are invited to drop by the UTC Chalet to speak with a P&WC representative.
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 500 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 198 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. Please visit www.utcaero.com for news from Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies at the Paris Air Show 2011.