PW617 Receives Transport Canada and FAA Certification

ORLANDO, FL – Pratt & Whitney Canada has received Transport Canada and FAA type certification for its new PW617F engine, selected to power the Embraer Phenom 100 very light jet (VLJ). Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies company.

"This is a great milestone, and reflects our excellent teamwork with Embraer in meeting the Phenom 100 program targets," says Keyvan Fard, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, P&WC. "We expect that the follow-on approvals from US and European airworthiness authorities will be granted very shortly."

The PW617F engine, chosen by Embraer in May 2005 to power the Phenom 100, provides 1,615 pounds of thrust and features a dual-channel, full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) system.

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