GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - May 13, 2012) - Embraer announced recently that it has delivered its 300th Phenom business jet, an impressive milestone for an aircraft that entered into service only in 2008. The Phenom 100 and 300 business jets are powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PW617F-E and the PW535E engines, respectively. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
"The success of the Embraer Phenom family of aircraft is a testament to the aircraft's appeal in this segment of the business jet market," said David Van der Wee, Vice-President, Marketing, P&WC. "Powered by P&WC engines specifically designed for these complimentary market segments, the Phenom delivers excellent operating value and superior environmental performance."
PW500: an engine built for the fractional market
The PW500 engine family ranges from 2,900 to 4,500 pounds thrust. With more than 3,100 engines produced, the PW500 family has accumulated over 9 million flight hours. The engine has proven highly successful with the fractional ownership industry because of its solid operating economics and durable performance. The engine's basic overhaul interval is 5,000 hours, which translates into less time in the shop and more time flying. The PW500 also has an impressive track record for reliability. Equipped with the latest in technology, the engines provide for excellent fuel efficiency, environmental performance, advanced engine health management and diagnosis - all of which ensures a high standard in aircraft dispatch availability. The engine powers the majority of fractional business jets operating today, popular for its compact, light-weight design.
PW600: a powerful engine in a small package
There are approximately 2,000 PW600 engines in service with more than one million flight hours on three applications. The PW600 family of turbofan engines can deliver from 900 to 3,000 pounds of thrust and is at the heart of the light and very light jet market. These jets have made the convenience and efficiency of point-to-point customized air travel available to more people and businesses at a low cost. The PW600 exceeds all environmental requirements for aircraft engines of this kind.
Both PW617F-E and the PW535E engines feature FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) which provides for dual-channel redundancy, ease of operation, reduced workload, and intelligent health monitoring and diagnostics.
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About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. P&WC's engines, with close to 600 million hours in the air, are the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. P&WC is firmly committed to ensuring that its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.
There are currently more than 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 200 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.
P&WC has built the largest, most comprehensive customer service network in the industry around its 10,000 customers who operate in 200 countries. Through its Customer First Centres in Montreal and Singapore, P&WC is always just a call or click away, providing unparalleled technical support. The P&WC network has 30 owned or designated repair and overhaul facilities, nine parts distribution centres, 100 Field Support Representatives, 200 mobile repair teams who can be on site within 12 hours, 800 rental/exchange engines and 12 customer training facilities operated through FlightSafety International. P&WC offers comprehensive Pay per Hour maintenance programs for fleet operators and business aviation customers, with more than 7,000 engines currently enrolled. The repair and overhaul of components and accessories, and the sale of new, exchange and used serviceable parts are offered within the P&WC network. Advanced diagnostics are also offered, moving operators towards a totally planned operating environment. P&WC is a one-stop shop for all elements of an operator's needs.
Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.