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THE PUREPOWER® PW800 ENGINE IS A GAME CHANGER THAT SETS NEW STANDARDS IN AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND FUEL EFFICIENCY IN THE ULTRA-LONG-RANGE HEAVY BUSINESS JET MARKET. A 16,000-POUND-THRUST-CLASS POWERHOUSE, IT SHARES THE SAME PROVEN, RIGOROUSLY TESTED CORE TECHNOLOGY USED IN PRATT & WHITNEY’S AWARD-WINNING PUREPOWER FAMILY OF GEARED TURBOFAN COMMERCIAL ENGINES AND IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED IN THE BUSINESS AVIATION MARKET. 

CHANGING THE GAME FOR LARGE BUSINESS JETS 

Built with the same innovative design philosophy and outstanding dependability for which Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC)engines are renowned, the PurePower® PW800 engine, P&WC’s latest and most advanced engine family, is in every way optimized for the ultra-long-range, heavy business jet market. With a fully axial core architecture, it delivers exceptional fuel efficiency with double-digit improvement over the previous generation of engines in its thrust class. 

The PurePower PW800 engine features include a high efficiency and low maintenance single-piece fan, the latest full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system with advanced diagnostics, as well as lightweight, advanced materials such as titanium and composites to deliver superior performance and availability. The engine also incorporates an advanced TALON™ X combustor which sets a new “green” engine standard with respect to future environmental regulations, including double-digit margin to anticipated CAEP/8 (Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection) regulations for reduced nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions and ultra-low levels of unburned hydrocarbons and smoke. 

On October 14, 2014, P&WC announced that its PurePower PW814GA and PW815GA engines will power the Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets, respectively. Certification is expected before the end of 2014. It is anticipated that by the time the PurePower PW800 engine enters into service, the P&W PurePower engine family will have accumulated more than 1.5 million hours of service. 

The PurePower PW800 engine will be assembled and tested at P&WC’s world-class Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Quebec, Canada.

UNMATCHED DEPENDABILITY AND AVAILABILITY

Every aspect of the PurePower PW800 engine has been thoughtfully designed with people, performance and customer service at heart. The engine sets a new benchmark for passenger experience by ensuring an exceptionally quiet cabin. The robust powerplant also ensures best-in-class availability and maximum peace of mind for owners, operators, pilots and passengers alike with a 99.99% dispatch reliability. 

 REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT 

Incorporating environmentally sustainable technologies, the PurePower PW800 ensures a double-digit margin to anticipated CAEP/8 (Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection) environmental protection regulations for reduced nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions. It delivers ultra-low levels of unburned hydrocarbons and smoke through its unique TALON™ X combustor, eliminates materials of environmental concern and maximizes the use of sustainable materials. 

SUPERIOR MAINTENANCE AND AFTERMARKET SUPPORT 

The PurePower PW800 engine requires 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class. Unique design elements include steps incorporated into the nacelle cowl doors and large access panels in the engine bypass ducts allowing mechanics to quickly and efficiently access the engine core. The accessory suite has been carefully designed so that most accessories can be replaced in under 30 minutes. The advanced health management system provides deep insight into the powerplant condition, utilization and operations to optimize aircraft availability and reliability. The system has full monitoring capability of over 300 engine parameters with analytics that optimize maintenance intervals, provide precise preventative recommendations and ensure the best possible asset utilization. It gives operators a fully planned environment as part of a premium service plan that also includes access to P&WC’s world-class Customer First Centres 24/7/365.

In line with its three customer service pillars of performance, speed and simplicity, P&WC will introduce one of the most comprehensive engine service plans designed specifically for the PurePower PW800 engine family. The service plan will launch in 2015. 

PUREPOWER ENGINE APPLICATIONS 

AIRFRAME                       P&WC ENGINE

Gulfstream G500                   PW814GA

Gulfstream G600                   PW815GA 

AIRFRAME                       P&W ENGINE

Mitsubishi MRJ70/MRJ90      PW1200G

Bombardier CSeries              PW1500G

Airbus A320 Neo                   PW1100G-JM

Irkut MC-21                           PW1400G 

Embraer E-Jets E2               PW1700G-PW1900G

 

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