Pratt & Whitney Canada and Dassault Aviation celebrate the entry into service of the new Falcon 6X business jet, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D turboprop engines. This achievement represents an important milestone for both companies, strengthening their historic cooperation.
Maria Della Posta, President of Pratt & Whitney Canada, praised the Dassault Aviation team for the successful launch of the Falcon 6X. The long relationship between the two companies, which includes models such as the Falcon 2000LXS, 7X and 8X, highlights the provision of a more comprehensive service to joint customers, which indicates a promising future for this exceptional reactor.
The PW812D engine, the protagonist of the development and flight test phase, received praise from pilots and maintenance technicians at Dassault Aviation. Its fuel efficiency allows the Falcon 6X, the largest aircraft in history, to perform missions of up to 5,500 nautical miles/10,200 km.
Designed with environmental responsibility, the PW800 family of engines is the most modern, efficient and environmentally friendly in its class. It features two-fold improvements in fuel consumption, emissions and noise, as well as the ability to fly on a 50% blend of Aviation Fuel A and Sustainable Alternative Fuel (SAF).
He added that tests are being conducted to evaluate 100% of the SAF in future flights in service, with the PW812D routinely flying with the SAF during the test campaign.
With 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class, the PW800 delivers a seamless experience and unparalleled customer satisfaction. In addition, a dedicated premium service is provided for all maintenance and support needs, available 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world.
The reliability of Pratt & Whitney Canada engines has been demonstrated by more than 1 billion flight hours fleet-wide since the introduction of the PT6 engine in 1963. The PW800 engine family has contributed more than 330,000 hours to the total fleet, enhancing the confidence of air operators around the world in this engine series.