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Pratt & Whitney Canada launches 10,000-pound-thrust engine

cessna_bellemare_peltonFeb. 7, 2008, Longueuil, Que. - Pratt & Whitney Canada has launched its next-generation 10,000-pound-thrust-class engine family, designated the PW800.


February 7, 2008
By Carey Fredericks
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Present today in Washington at the launch of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s next- generation PW800 engine family are (left) Alain M.
Bellemare, President, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and Executive Vice
President, Pratt & Whitney Group Strategy & Development and
Jack J. Pelton, chairman, president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company.

Feb. 7, 2008,
Longueuil. Que. – Pratt & Whitney Canada has launched its next-generation
10,000-pound-thrust-class engine family, designated the PW800. The
first engine, the PW810, has been selected by Cessna Aircraft Company,
a Textron Inc. company, to power its new Citation Columbus
business aircraft.

"We are very pleased that
Cessna has selected P&WC for its large-cabin jet, and we are
equally excited to be growing our product offering with this all-new,
greener engine family for customers in the large, long-range business
aircraft segment," said Alain M. Bellemare, President, P&WC and
Executive Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Group Strategy &
Development. "We are clearly committed to the business aviation market
and are investing to maintain our leadership. This win, which
represents a multibillion opportunity for us in potential orders over
the life of the program, opens doors to both the large-cabin,
long-range corporate and the regional jet markets."

"Based on a
very rigorous and competitive selection process involving a number of
engine suppliers, we are convinced that Pratt & Whitney Canada
offers the best solution for our large-cabin Citation business jet,"
said Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton. "We now look
forward to launching into this exciting new market together."

The
PW800 engine family is the most recent evolution in P&WC’s growth
strategy to continue expanding its portfolio with best-in-class,
dependable products. Over the last few years, P&WC has focused
significantly on the technology readiness of the PW800. This
next-generation product raises the bar on performance and economics by
taking advantage of the latest materials, aerodynamic and design
technologies developed by the company. It incorporates advanced fan,
compressor, turbine and low-emissions TALON™ combustion systems for
exceptional fuel consumption, future thrust-growth capability and
improved environmental friendliness.

In addition, the PW810 will
surpass International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) emissions
standards by up to 50 per cent for nitrous oxide and 35 per cent for
carbon monoxide emissions, and will also achieve low unburned
hydrocarbons and smoke emissions. It is also designed for low noise,
well below Stage IV standards.

"We have the best proven
technologies, together with the expertise and capability, to
successfully launch this program now," said Bellemare. "The timing is
perfect, as we have just completed development on several of our most
recent engine programs."