Pratt andamp; Whitney Canada's PW812GA engine, the engine selected to power the Gulfstream G400™ business jet, has received Type Certification by Transport Canada Civil Aviation.
"We worked closely with Transport Canada to create an efficient and thorough certification process that successfully led us to this point," Pratt andamp; Whitney Canada President Maria Della Posta said. "When it enters into service, the G400 will be the third Gulfstream aircraft to rely on our PW800 engine family. We are gratified by the steady progress the PW800 engine family has achieved based on its ability to deliver a new level of performance and efficiency to the large cabin business aircraft class."
This is a major milestone for the company's PW800 engine program. The PW814GA-powered G500 entered into service in Sept. 2018 followed by the PW815GA-powered G600 in Aug. 2019.
According to a Pratt andamp; Whitney Canada press release, the PW800 is the most modern, efficient, and environmentally responsible engine in its class. The improvement in the engine's fuel burning, emissions, maintenance intervals and noise levels were in the double-digits.
The PW800 engine shares a common core with the Pratt andamp; Whitney GTF commercial jet engine, which has flown more than 2.2 million hours since its launch in 2016.
With over 3,400 hours of engine testing, including 260 hours of flight testing, the PW812GA showed exceptional performance. Across the PW800 family, more than 175,000 hours of testing and field experience have been achieved. The PW814GA and PW815GA engines have flown more than 144,000 hours since entering into service.
"When we designed the PW800 engine, we did so with all of the engine's key stakeholders in mind - passengers, pilots and maintenance crews," Edward Hoskin, vice-president, Engineering said. "The PW800 has numerous inherent advantages and functionalities to ensure best-in-class availability and to create an exceptional engine response. It also sets the industry standard for maintenance, requiring 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class."