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Pratt & Whitney Canada Announces New PW127XT Turboprop Engine Series

At the Dubai Airshow today, Pratt & Whitney Canada announced the launch of a new PW127XT engine series, which is the new standard for operating economics, maintenance and sustainability for regional aircraft.


Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-M (interior) - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Monday (November 15, 2021), Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced from the Dubai Airshow the launch of a new PW127XT engine series for regional turboprop aircraft. The company celebrated the launch with ATR, with the PW127-XTM engine that is purpose built to offer world-class reliability and increased value for ATR 42/72 aircraft. The engine series sets a new benchmark for operating economics, maintenance and sustainability for regional aircraft. According to the company, the engine offers 40 percent extended time on wing, 20 percent lower maintenance costs and a three percent improvement in fuel efficiency, making regional turboprop aircraft more sustainable. Currently, regional turboprops offer up to 40 percent in fuel efficiency compared to 30-70 passenger regional jets.


In Monday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s President, Maria Della Posta, said,


“Since its inception, ATR has exclusively turned to Pratt & Whitney to power its fleet of regional aircraft. We are pleased to launch this exciting new PW127XT-M engine with ATR. Optimized for the ATR 42/72 aircraft family, it will deliver a significant improvement in operating costs, extending the already impressive operating economics and sustainability of this regional turboprop.


“Launched as ATR is celebrating its 40th anniversary, the PW127XT engine series builds upon the success of the PW127M engine. We have injected into this new PW127XT-M engine the knowledge gained from Pratt & Whitney’s history of transformation and continuous innovation and more than 2.5 billion hours of operational expertise to provide a step change in performance and customer service that helps regional airline customers achieve their business goals.

Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-M (exterior) - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

“We have been serving the regional airline industry for more than 40 years. With this knowledge, we have developed a customized engine maintenance program for the PW127XT engine series, tailored for every environment, mission and experience level for ultimate peace of mind.


“The PW127XT engine series will benefit from new solutions within our industry-leading FMP for fleets of every size as well as innovative solutions for lessors, offering optimized solutions for absolutely every type of customer.”


A division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for commercial, military, regional, business and general aviation aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is known for their innovative technologies such as the Geared Turbofan (GTF) commercial aircraft engine and the PW800 business jet engine. In 2020, the company celebrated their 95th year in business.



Source: Pratt & Whitney

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