Business Aviation

With a product portfolio spanning the entire business aviation market, Pratt & Whitney has the ideal engine model for virtually any application. With more than one in three business jets powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, we have set the industry standard for dependable, proven, and trusted engines.

JT15D Engine Launch


Pratt & Whitney Canada launched the development of the turbofan engine in 1966 to meet the demand from Cessna Aircraft Company for an aircraft powered by fan jets that would cruise at 400 mph. A pioneer design in the category of small fan jets, the JT15D produced 2,200 lbs of thrust in its initial version. Rugged and simple in design, with only six major rotating components, the JT15D eventually offered thrust up to 3,400 lbs. This engine began a nearly 60-year relationship between Pratt & Whitney Canada and Textron Inc.

The JT15D changed the game for operators when it came to increased horsepower and extended time between overhaul. The JT15D has a long history of reliability and performance, and was one of the first engines to be certified for extended operations (ETOPS) on twin-engine aircraft.

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The PW300 engine flew for the first time on the company’s Boeing 720 test bed. The engine family powers an impressive line of mid-size business jets and is recognized in the 4,700 to 8,000-lb thrust class for its low fuel consumption, economical operation and environmental friendliness.

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The PW500 engine family is launched and has become the clean and clear leader in the highly demanding fractional ownership business jet market, powering light to mid-size business jets in the 2,900 to 4,500 pound thrust class. Its low fuel consumption ensures attractive operating economics  and environmental friendliness.

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The formal launch of a full-scale technology demonstrator, the PW625F, is launched. The PW600 engine family is the preferred engine family for a new generation of light jets in the 900 to 3,000 pound thrust class. It is compact, fuel efficient, clean and delivers excellent operating economics.

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PW800 Engine Enters Into Service


Since entering into service, the PW800 has been powering a new generation of business jets. The PW800 engine delivers the best overall performance, with double-digit improvements in fuel burn, environmental emissions, and engine noise, thanks to its optimized bypass ratio and an impressive menu of new technologies. The PW800 engine family currently powers Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s G500 and G600 aircraft and was selected for its G400 business jet with a planned entry into service in 2025. Dassault Aviation also selected the PW800 engine to power its Falcon 6X ultra widebody jet scheduled to enter service in 2023.

The PW800 engine set the stage for a new era of advanced turbofan engines. Every aspect of the PurePower PW800 engine was designed with people, performance, and customer service in mind. The engine established a new benchmark for passenger experience by ensuring an exceptionally quiet cabin. The robust powerplant design also ensures best-in-class availability and provides maximum peace of mind to owners, operators, pilots, and passengers alike, with 99.99% dispatch reliability.

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