Pratt & Whitney Announces Certification of Regional Turboprop Engine

Issue: 4 / 2022

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that Transport Canada Civil Aviation has type certified the PW127XT-M regional turboprop engine that will power new builds of ATR aircraft.

“The PW127XT-M engine is the new standard for operating economics, maintenance and sustainability for regional aircraft,” said Timothy Swail, Vice President, Regional Aviation and APU Product Marketing & Sales for Pratt & Whitney Canada. “This certification is an important step toward the entry into service of new ATR aircraft and we continue to support ATR as it builds a strong order book.”

Revealed at the Dubai Airshow in November 2021, the PW127XT-M engine offers 40 per cent extended time on wing, 20 per cent lower maintenance costs and 3 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency, due to engine improvements making the regional turboprop even more sustainable. Regional turboprops currently boast up to 40 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared with similar missions for the 30-70 passenger regional jet aircraft market.