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Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M engine certified to power ATR regional turboprop

March 11, 2008, Longeuil, Que. – Pratt & Whitney Canada has received type certification from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency for its newest member in the PW100 regional turboprop family.


March 11, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

March 11, 2008, Longeuil, Que.
– Pratt & Whitney Canada has received type certification from
Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency for the PW127M
engine, the newest member in the PW100 regional turboprop family. The
PW127M offers five per cent more power than its predecessor, the PW127F
engine. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies
(NYSE: UTX) company.

The PW127M is a derivative of the PW127F
and PW127E engines that today power the ATR 42-500 and ATR 72-500
regional turboprop aircraft. The PW127M will be offered on these
aircraft going forward and will also be the standard engine on the
newest versions of ATR’s aircraft, the ATR 42-600 and the ATR 72-600.

"The
new PW127M turboprop engine is designed to deliver even better
performance in both hot and high conditions," said Keyvan Fard, senior
vice president, Sales & Marketing. "It is the most recent example
of our clear commitment to the regional turboprop market."

Worldwide
orders for regional turboprop-powered aircraft have surged in recent
years, due largely to the advantages they offer in lower fuel
consumption and emissions within the short-haul regional airline
sector. The PW100 family is a leader in this market with over 4,000
engines flying in 121 countries and more than 100 million operating
hours accumulated to date.