Pratt and Whitney Canada to supply engine for new Cessna aircraft

Grand Caravan EX aircraft will be powered by same turbofan engine used by Bombardier in its C-Series.

July 24, 2012   by The Canadian Press

LONGUEUIL, Que.: Pratt and Whitney Canada says it has been selected as the engine maker for Cessna Aircraft Company’s new Grand Caravan EX.

The Quebec-based subsidiary of the United Technologies Corp. said the engine has received certification from Transport Canada.

Pratt and Whitney has also said that its new geared turbofan engine—which will be used in Bombardier’s new CSeries planes—is on track for final validation by Transport Canada in the next three to four months.

Pratt and Whitney Canada has more than 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 200 countries.

©The Canadian Press

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