The Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW307D engine has received type validation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the engine maker announced at EBACE.
The new generation turbofan engine was first introduced two years ago at the same show. The PW307D powers Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 8X, three-engine ultra-long-range business jet which is slated for certification this summer.
“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,” noted Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Marketing, responsible for Business Aviation and Military Programs.
“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 runway success of long- and long-range business jet is an important segment for P&WC and the PW307D along with the firms other next-generation aero engines are vital for future success in this segment.
The PW307D will look for further build on the success of the PW307A engine. More than 800 PW307As have been delivered for the Falcon 7X business jet. The PW307D delivers increased takeoff thrust, reduced fuel consumption and one of the highest thrust-to-weight ratios in its class as compared to the older PW307A.
A key customer for the PW300 family for close to two decades, Dassault Aviation chose the PW308C for the Falcon 2000EX, Falcon 2000DX, 2000LX, 2000S and 2000LXS variants.