Pratt & Whitney Canada produces 100,000th engine

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Pratt & Whitney Canada (PW&C) has celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine for the global aerospace market.

P&WC has 60,000 in-service engines operated by 12,300 customers in over 200 countries worldwide. Its engines span across general aviation, regional turboprops, business aviation, civil helicopters and auxiliary power units (APUs). A total 730 million flight hours have been logged.

P&WC has 14 engine families, which include the JT15D engine that progressed to the PW500 engine, and the PW300 engine for mid-size and large cabin business aircraft.

The PW600 engine drove a series of manufacturing changes at the company, such as the moving line concept, and the company’s latest addition to its turbofan engine offering is the PurePower PW800 for the large business jet.

John Saabas, president at Pratt & Whitney Canada, commented, “P&WC is exceptionally proud of this very important milestone. Producing 100,000 engines is the result of the dedication of tens of thousands of employees, our customers, suppliers and partners to transforming aviation.

“Since we began building engines in 1963, P&WC has grown into a truly global company, powering a diverse range of aircraft that is unmatched in the industry. Most gratifying – the flights we power matter to people’s lives every day.

“Our engines power humanitarian missions, emergency medical services, search and rescue, reuniting families, driving commerce, and so much more.”

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