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Pratt Whitney’s new PW307A engine receives type certification

Pratt Whitney Canada Corp.'s new PW307A engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to power the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet.


September 18, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Pratt Whitney Canada Corp.'s new PW307A engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to power the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet. This achievement marks the final step in the PW307A certification process.

"This is great news and a major milestone for Pratt Whitney Canada and the Falcon 7X," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Corporate Aviation, P. "The Falcon 7X is the first three-engine and longest-range business jet we have ever powered, and we are very pleased with the success of the program."

Pratt Whitney is responsible for the Falcon 7X integrated power plant system, which includes three PW307A engines and their nacelle systems. The 6,400-lb-thrust PW307A engine incorporates a number of advanced technologies, including: an advanced shock-management fan for increased flow capacity; powdered-metal high-pressure turbine disks for improved efficiency; and a TALONTM low-emissions combustor. The engine is designed and built to deliver a high thrust-to-weight ratio, low ownership costs, competitive fuel consumption and excellent reliability.