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P&WC engine will power new Cessna aircraft

July 24, 2012, Que. – Pratt and Whitney Canada says it has been selected as the engine maker for Cessna Aircraft Company's new Grand Caravan EX.


July 24, 2012
By Wings

July 24, 2012, Que. – Pratt and Whitney Canada says it has been
selected as the engine maker for Cessna Aircraft Company's new Grand
Caravan EX.

The Quebec-based subsidiary of the United Technologies Corp.
company said it is proud that its PT6A-140 turboprop engine was
selected by Cessna, a long-time customer.

No price tag for the deal was disclosed.

Pratt and Whitney has also said that its new geared turbofan engine which will be used in Bombardier's new CSeries planes is on track for final validation by Transport Canada in the next three to four months. 

"The core of this new engine is the next step in our continuous
pursuit to bring the latest technology to the legendary PT6A family
and establishes a new benchmark in its class, with the capability of
meeting multiple demands across the agricultural, corporate and
utility markets,'' said David Van der Wee, vice-president of
business and general aviation at Pratt and Whitney Canada.

The company said the engine has received certification from
Transport Canada.

Pratt and Whitney Canada has more than 49,000 engines in service
on more than 28,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in
200 countries.