Pratt & Whitney Canada announced its PW800 engine has achieved a new milestone with the first flight of the Falcon 6X business jet, powered by PW812D engines, from Dassault’s assembly center in Bordeaux-Mérignac, France.
“The PW812D engine for the Dassault Falcon 6X features the latest innovations and technologies,” said Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada. “We are thrilled with the engine’s performance and proud to have it powering the Dassault Falcon 6X, building on our successful relationship with Dassault over the past 20 years of active programs.”
P&W says their PW800 is the “most modern, efficient and environmentally responsible engine in its class.” Using the most sustainable and high-performance technologies, the engine offers double-digit improvements in fuel burn, emissions, maintenance times and noise. The PW800 engine also incorporates the latest generation of technologies in every aspect, from advanced design to innovative maintenance functionality. For passengers, the engine is designed to provide an exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabin.
“All of this is backed by the most comprehensive hourly maintenance program on the market,” said Della Posta. “The PW800’s Eagle Service Plan (ESP Program) represents the industry’s most extensive end-to-end coverage, providing a true ‘concierge level’ of service, supported by data-driven prognostics.”
The engine has 3,000 hours of engine testing, including more than 300 hours on the flight test bed and 19,000 hours on the core. With the total PW800 engine family, more than 32,000 hours of testing has been conducted, including close to 25,000 hours of flight testing.
Pratt & Whitney Canada is Canada’s largest R&D investor in the aerospace sector and the fourth in the country – all industries combined.