NBAA – Orlando, Florida, October 17, 2006 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has successfully completed today the first engine run of its new generation PW210 turboshaft engine.
"This first run of a PW210 engine represents an important milestone in this exciting development program," said Walter Di Bartolomeo, Vice President, Engineering, P&WC. "The engine ran exceptionally well and met all of our performance expectations."
The PW210 is a new generation turboshaft engine offering best-in-class performance in the 1,000 shp class for single and intermediate/medium category twin-engine helicopters. Incorporating the latest advances in material and compressor technology, as well as a dual channel, full authority digital electronic control system (FADEC), the PW210 will set a new standard in performance, ease of operation, as well as in fuel consumption. It will also provide a significant improvement in power-to-weight ratio over current engines in its class.
Launched in February 2005, the first model, the PW210S, has been selected for the new Sikorsky S-76D helicopter targeting corporate, offshore oil, hospital, airline and government operators around the world.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.