Released on Monday, December 22, 2008
Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 Advantage70™ Earns FAA Certification
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. � Dec. 22, 2008 � Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 Advantage70 engine received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR33 certification of the engine's airworthiness. Advantage70 technology upgrades deliver enhanced engine performance, including a 2 percent thrust increase, a 1 percent reduction in fuel consumption, increased durability, and reduced maintenance costs. The first PW4000-100" engines with the Advantage70 technology upgrade, which deliver 70,000 pounds of thrust for the A330 aircraft family, are scheduled to enter service in mid-2009. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
"We have met all FAA requirements for FAR33, the biggest hurdle to overcome in an engine development program," said Matthew Bromberg, vice president Product Line Management, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines and Global Services. "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) CS25 process has also been initiated for the PW4000 Advantage 70 engine on the A330."
The A330-200 and A330-300 passenger aircraft will be the first to fly the PW4000-100" engines with Advantage70 in mid-2009.
EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration