Released on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
P&WC Receives Certification for PT6A-67P Engine
NBAA - ATLANTA, Ga., Sept., 25, 2007 - Pratt & Whitney Canada has received type certification from Transport Canada for its PT6A-67P engine, selected to power the next-generation Pilatus PC-12 business turboprop aircraft. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company.
A derivative of the popular PT6 family, the PT6A-67P is rated at 1,200 shp (1,824 thermal eshp). It delivers 15 per cent more thermodynamic power to the new PC-12 aircraft for faster climbs and higher cruise speeds.
"We are delighted to work with our long-time customer Pilatus to build on the success of its flagship PC-12 business turboprop with our PT6A-67P engine," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Corporate Aviation, P&WC. "The PT6A series continues to lead today as a result of the improvements we inject into these highly dependable engines as well as our excellent customer support."
P&WC has certified close to 70 engine models within the PT6A turboprop series and produced over 35,000 PT6A engines for applications in corporate, utility and agricultural markets around the world. The majority of these engines continue to fly today.
NBAA - National Business Aviation Association
P&WC - Pratt & Whitney Canada