May 4, 2010
by PLANT STAFF
The PW308C, rated for 7,000 lb. of thrust.
GENEVA: Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) delivered its 500th PW308C turbofan engine to France’s Dassault Aviation, a business aircraft manufacturer and marked the milestone with a special ceremony at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva May 4.
Dassault Aviation selected the PW308C for the Falcon 2000EX jet in 1999 and later picked the PW307A to power its Falcon 7X three-engine business jet.
The PW308C, a member of the PW300 family of engines, is rated at 7,000 lb. thrust and has accumulated more than 550,000 flight hours in service on the Falcon fleet.
P&WC said the PW300 engine family today powers 1,321 business jets in 71 countries and has accumulated a total of 8.5 million flight hours.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Que., is a United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.