First PW617 Engines Delivered for Embraer Phenom 100 Very Light Jet by Pratt & Whitney


Aircraft designer and manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp, a division of United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX), announced on Wednesday (28 March) that the company has delivered the first two PW617F engines for flight-testing on the new Embraer Phenom 100 very light jet.

Embraer selected the PW617F engines in 2005. The engines reportedly provide 1,615 pounds of thrust for the Phenom 100 and features a dual-channel, full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) system.

The engine is designed around the latest technologies, offers a 50% reduction in parts count, and provides customers with a step-change in performance, cost and value, the company said.

Certification of the engine is expected in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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