Changing the Game
First PT6A-34AG Engine
In the 1980s, P&WC began converting piston-powered agricultural aircraft to PT6A power immediately increasing aircraft productivity by 60%. We would go on to develop eight PT6A engine models specifically for the ag market.
PW100 Engine Family Deliveries Begin
When shipments for the PW100 engine family began, they quickly became the preferred customer choice in the regional turboprop segment – powering nearly 60% of all aircraft delivered in that division.
Pratt & Whitney Canada didn’t just invent the regional aviation market segment, we changed the industry. Our PW100/PW150 engines power over 3,300 regional aircraft globally that connect families, create personal mobility, and drive commerce.
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.
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.
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.
PT6C-67A Engine Powers a Historic First Test Flight
The BA609 (now AW609) successfully completed the first test flight with transition to full airplane mode, reaching a speed of 219 mph. The second test aircraft made its maiden flight in November 2006 and took part in the Paris Air Show flying display in June 2007.
The PT6C-67A turboshaft engines power the rotors located at the ends of the aircraft's wings to ensure the vertical takeoff and landing versatility of a helicopter. The aircraft's unique speed and range characteristics, combined with its hovering abilities making it ideal for search and rescue, offshore and passenger transport among other mission capabilities.