Pratt & Whitney Canadaa subsidiary of Pratt & WhitneyIt introduced its revolutionary engine PW545Daiming to promote Cessna citation ascenda recent addition to the family of Wichita-built business jets.
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The announcement was made at EBACE 2023, the prestigious international business aviation show in Geneva, Switzerland. The engine design has two primary goals: optimizing fuel economy (SFC) and thrust and check interval (TBO).
Model PW545D: Safety, Durability and Economy of Service
The PW500 series of engines has established itself as a leading choice for operators of mid-size business jets, thanks to its proven safety, durability and economy in service, as well as its maintenance plans. The PW545D benefits from experience gained with over 4,600 units produced to date, accumulating nearly 22 million flight hours. “In addition, it offers the advantage of scaling a business of up to 6,000 hours,” said Nicholas Kanelias, vice president and chief marketing officer, Pratt & Whitney.
this year, Pratt & Whitney Canada The company celebrates 1 billion flight hours across its entire fleet of engines, 350 million of which are on Textron Aviation’s fleet of aircraft.
Innovative technologies for the PW545D monitor
Building on the success of the PW545C, the PW545D integrates new technologies, including a more efficient high-pressure compressor, single-stage high-pressure turbine unit, and fully digital engine control (FADEC) system. These improvements reduce pilot workload, increase operational safety standards, and increase efficiency.
The PW545D is FAST (Flight, Acquisition, Store and Transport) compliant. With FAST, complete engine data is scanned, downloaded, stored and analyzed by experts. Customers who install FAST and are enrolled in Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Service Plan (ESP) maintenance program can benefit from a 6,000-hour TBO.
Finally, in keeping with the global trend towards sustainability, Pratt & Whitney has highlighted that the PW545D engine can run on a blend of up to 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) along with conventional JET-A1 fuel. This progress is in line with the goal of decarbonising aviation by 2050.