LONGUEUIL, Que., March 10, 2008 – Pratt & Whitney Canada has received type certification from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency for the PW127M engine, the newest member in the PW100 regional turboprop family. The PW127M offers 5 percent more power than its predecessor, the PW127F engine. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company.
The PW127M is a derivative of the PW127F and PW127E engines that today power the ATR 42-500 and ATR 72-500 regional turboprop aircraft. The PW127M will be offered on these aircraft going forward and will also be the standard engine on the newest versions of ATR’s aircraft, the ATR 42-600 and the ATR 72-600.
"The new PW127M turboprop engine is designed to deliver even better performance in both hot and high conditions," said Keyvan Fard, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing. "It is the most recent example of our clear commitment to the regional turboprop market."
Worldwide orders for regional turboprop-powered aircraft have surged in recent years, due largely to the advantages they offer in lower fuel consumption and emissions within the short-haul regional airline sector. The PW100 family is a leader in this market with over 4,000 engines flying in 121 countries and more than 100 million operating hours accumulated to date.
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.