Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has announced that its PurePower PW800 engine is delivering on its promises, after completed over 2,000 flight test hours on the Gulfstream G500 test aircraft.
Certification for the engine was obtained in February, last year. The G500 flight test program commenced with the type’s maiden flight in May 2015.
Till date PurePower PW800 engines have accomplished greater than 6,500 hours of full-engine testing and over 10,200 cycles, over more than 300 flights and in excess of 2,500 flight test hours on P&WC’s advanced Boeing 747SP flying test bed and four Gulfstream G500 flight test aircraft.
“The PurePower PW800 engine is the next step for business aviation,” said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Marketing, responsible for Business Aviation and Military Programs.
“Thanks to its game-changing technology built on proven engineering best practices and the combined expertise of P&WC and Pratt & Whitney, it is able to provide everything a large business jet operator could ask for and more, with world-class performance, efficiency, reliability and sustainability.”
The PurePower PW800 makes use of the durable, rigorously tested core technology that is shared with Pratt & Whitney’s award-winning PurePower Geared Turbofan commercial aircraft engines. The highly advanced all-axial core architecture, allows for the high operating pressure ratios and best-in-class efficiencies needed for high-speed heavy business jets.
Compared to previous generation engines in the same thrust class, the PW800 delivers a fuel-efficiency improvement of 10 per cent.
The engine will only require 40 per cent less scheduled maintenance and 20 per cent fewer inspections than other engines in its class.