Next Generation PW307D engine gains EASA approval
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received type validation from EASA for its next generation PW307D engine.
Validation from the European authorities completes the engine certification and validation activities for the PW307D program, following approval from Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration last year.
The engine will power the Dassault Falcon 8X which completed its first flight in February 2015 and is expected to be certified this summer.
Through technological refinements designed to support the extended range and maximum takeoff weight of the Falcon 8X, the PW307D builds on the success of the PW307A program, which to date has delivered over 800 engines for Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 7X business jet.
Michael Perodeau, vice president, Marketing, responsible for Business Aviation and Military Programs said: “Thanks to its outstanding performance, reliability and operating economics, the PW307D will help meet business jet customers’ demand for increased range and optimal passenger comfort. The global ultra-long- and long-range business jet is an important segment, and with the PW307D and other state-of-the-art engines in our next-generation portfolio, we are establishing ourselves as a leader in this area.”
Dassault Aviation has been a key customer for the PW300 family since 1999, when it selected the PW308C for the Falcon 2000EX. This engine also powers the Falcon 2000DX, 2000LX, 2000S and 2000LXS variants.
Perodeau added: “We are proud to have worked with Dassault Aviation for almost two decades and supported them in developing some of the world’s most advanced business jets, like the Falcon 8X. With the PW307D, we have built on our extensive experience with the PW307A, and with over 1,000 hours of development testing for the PW307D, we are confident that the new engine will meet the high expectations of Falcon 8X customers and enhance [or strengthen] the position of both Dassault Aviation and P&WC as global business aviation leaders.”
The PW307D is backed by support from the company’s worldwide network. Dassault Falcon 8X customers will also be able to take advantage of P&WC’s Eagle Service Plan (ESP) Platinum.