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Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW127XT-M Turboprop Engine Achieves Certification From Transport Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada has today announced that their new PW127XT-M regional turboprop aircraft has been certified by Transport Canada Civil Aviation. The engine will power new builds of ATR regional aircraft.

Transport Canada Civil Aviation has Type Certified Pratt & Whitney’s PW127XT-M Engine – Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Friday (August 26, 2022), Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that Transport Canada Civil Aviation has type certified the PW127XT-M regional turboprop engine that will power new ATR regional aircraft. Originally unveiled at the Dubai Airshow in 2021, the PW127XT-M offers a 40 percent extended time on wing, 20 percent lower maintenance costs and a 3.0 percent reduction in fuel burn versus previous generation engines. Currently, regional turboprop aircraft offer up to a 40 percent improvement in fuel efficiency compared with similar missions for 30 to 70 passenger regional jets.

In Friday’s announcment, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Vice President – Regional Aviation and APU Product Marketing & Sales, Timothy Swail, said,

“The PW127XT-M engine is the new standard for operating economics, maintenance and sustainability for regional aircraft. This certification is an important step toward the entry into service of new ATR aircraft and we continue to support ATR as it builds a strong order book. We worked closely with ATR earlier this year on the flight testing of our new PW127XT-M and the previous generation PW127M engines using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Most notably, Braathens Regional Airlines flew one of its ATR 72-600 aircraft using 100% SAF in both its PW127M engines with excellent results.”

In June 2022, Pratt & Whitney announced that Deutsche Aircraft had selected the PW127XT engine to power their new D328eco aircraft. The specific engine model, the PW127XT-S will be developed according to the airframer’s timeline.

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.

Source: Pratt & Whitney


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