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LONGUEUIL, Quebec – (Marketwired – May 2, 2017) — Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC)
celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine this month, as a testament to P&WC’s longevity
and leadership in the global aerospace market. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies
Today, P&WC has 60,000 in-service engines operated by 12,300 customers in more than 200
countries and territories worldwide. Its engine families span across general aviation, regional
turboprops, business aviation, civil helicopters and auxiliary power units (APUs), and total an
impressive 730 million flight hours logged.
The company has a rich history of innovation, powered by its world-class employees and P&WC
investment in technology. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere
on the planet. These flights matter: powering humanitarian missions, emergency medical
services, search and rescue, reuniting families, driving commerce, and so much more. Operators
around the world bring their P&WC engines back home to P&WC facilities for maintenance and
repair to sustain these missions.
P&WC’s success has been built through numerous achievements in all of its 14 engine families:
• The PT6A engine helped define General Aviation and ushered in a new generation of
fast and versatile small aircraft. While PT6A technology has powered 128 different
applications since its introduction, its benchmark reliability enabled the PT6A to be the
only engine to achieve single-engine IFR status for passenger revenue activity in North
America, Australia and now Europe.
• P&WC has been a leader in the Regional Turboprop segment for more than 30 years and
counting with the PW100/150 family of engines.
• P&WC’s industry-leading families of helicopter engines include the PT6T Twin-Pac®, the
PT6B/PT6C, as well as the PW200/PW210.
• P&WC pioneered the light business jet market with the JT15D engine and then redefined
it with the PW500 engine. The PW300 engine, the heart of mid-size and large cabin
business aircraft, introduced full authority digital engine control (FADEC) technology on
business jet engines, and features low emissions combustor technologies, while the
PW600 drove a series of innovative manufacturing changes at P&WC, such as the
moving line concept. P&WC’s latest addition to its turbofan engine offering, the
PurePower® PW800, brings fundamental change to the large business jet segment,
powering the Gulfstream G500 and G600 next-generation long-range and ultra-long
range business jets. At the heart of the PW800 is the durable, rigorously tested core
technology shared with Pratt & Whitney’s award-winning PurePower Geared Turbofan™
commercial aircraft engines.
• Introducing a new standard of reliability with its PW901, P&WC’s fleet of auxiliary power
units (APUs) equip a variety of commercial aircraft including jets and turboprops flown by
regional airlines, and narrow and wide-body aircraft flown by major commercial airlines.
In the coming weeks and months, P&WC will continue to celebrate its 100,000th engine
milestone, recognizing all the families of products and many accomplishments that have marked
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, P&WC is a global leader in aerospace that is shaping the future of aviation with
dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a
subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington,
Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the global aerospace and building