P&WC Selected to Power Dassault’s New Falcon 6X Jet
Pratt and Whitney Canada’s new variant of the PurePower PW800 turbofan engine has been selected to power the new Falcon 6X business jet, unveiled by Dassault Aviation this week.
With a 13,000-14,000 lbs thrust, the PW812D engine is set to offer exceptional performance, unparalleled reliability and sustainability. It is optimized for high-flying, fast, long-range business jets and shares the same proven, rigorously-tested core technology used in Pratt & Whitney’s award-winning PurePower family of geared turbofan commercial engines.
The advanced common core technology, employed in 16 different PurePower engine applications, has amassed more than 585,000 in-service hours.
Advanced Technology & New Standards
“With the new Falcon 6X, our PurePower PW800 engine once again demonstrates its leadership in the long range business jet category,” said Irene Makris, Vice-President, Marketing, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “The PW812D offers the highest level of technology available, paired with the reliability provided by an award-winning platform.”
Thanks to its robust design, exceptional maintainability, and advanced diagnostics capabilities, the PurePower PW800 engine will deliver best-in-class availability and dispatch reliability to operators. This will be coupled with the Pure Power PW800 family’s enhanced service offering tailored for operator needs.
The PurePower PW800 engine incorporates the latest generation of technologies, setting new standards in advanced flight:
- - double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency
- - setting a new “green” engine standard for emissions with the advanced TALON™ X combustor
- - low-noise design and low vibration levels resulting in a quiet cabin enabling a better passenger experience.
Built for long-distance and speed
The Falcon 6X is designed to have a top speed of Mach 0.90 and a maximum range of 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 km). It will be able to fly directly from Los Angeles to Geneva, Beijing to San Francisco or Moscow to Singapore at long range cruise speed or connect New York to Moscow, Paris to Beijing or Los Angeles to London at Mach 0.85.
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 systems industries.