ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2012) - NBAA - As Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW308C engine readies to power the new Dassault Falcon 2000S business jet, it will also be preparing to celebrate yet another major milestone: a million hours of flight powering 250 Dassault 2000EX, LX, and 2000DX models. The approaching milestone, expected by year end, was announced today at the National Business Aviation Association's 65th annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
For the Falcon 2000S, on display at NBAA, P&WC has developed an enhanced version of the PW308C engine that will deliver the same best-in-class reliability and durability while providing lower NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions and smoke levels.
"The end of this year will actually see us reach a number of important milestones in the PW300 family," said Mike Perodeau, vice-president, marketing, P&WC. "The PW300 family will mark a total of 3,500 engines installed with more than 11 million flight hours. In addition to the million-hour milestone for the PW308C aboard the Falcon 2000 family, our PW307A will soon reach 500,000 hours powering Dassault's Falcon F7X. We are grateful for the trust our customers place in our engines."
Similar to the technology proven in the PW307A, the enhanced PW308C features a high-efficiency, reduced volume TALON II™ combustor (Technology for advanced low NOx) and new air blast fuel nozzles, which are maintenance free until engine overhaul. The engine satisfies FAA, ICAO and CAEP/6 smoke and emission levels, and meets Zürich class 5 requirements for NOx levels, avoiding certain airport surcharges.
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Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's booth to speak with a customer service representative.
We never forget that your engine has our name on it. So we work to keep it flying efficiently and reliably. 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 includes 30-owned or designated repair and overhaul facilities, seven parts distribution centres, 100 Field Support Representatives, mobile repair teams, 800 rental/exchange engines and 12 customer training facilities operated through FlightSafety International. P&WC offers comprehensive Pay-per-Hour service for fleet operators and business and general aviation customers, with more than 7500 engines currently enrolled in P&WC-backed hourly cost programs, including the ESP® and FMP® programs.
P&WC also offers repair and overhaul of components and accessories, and the sale of new, exchange and used serviceable parts. Advanced diagnostics are also offered, moving operators towards a totally planned operating environment.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, P&WC is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. There are currently more than 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. P&WC's engines, with more than 600 million hours in the air, are an 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.
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.