P&WC's PW306D to Power Cessna's New Citation Sovereign

P&WC's PW306D to Power Cessna's New Citation Sovereign 
Engine offers greater thrust with SFC improvement 
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/12 -- NBAA - Pratt &
Whitney Canada (P&WC) is developing the PW306D engine to power the
new Citation Sovereign from Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc.
(NYSE:TXT) company. The announcement was made today by David Van der
Wee, vice-president, marketing, P&WC, following Cessna's announcement
of the new Citation Sovereign during the National Business Aviation
Association's 65th annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida.
P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). 
"We are excited to continue to build on the strong legacy of the
Citation Sovereign with Cessna," said Van der Wee. "We have a
relationship with Cessna that dates back more than four decades and
the development of the PW306D for the new Cessna Citation Sovereign
is another example of our long-term commitment to bring new products
to market." 
The new Sovereign is an impressive upgrade of the already popular
business jet from Cessna. Upgraded with the Garmin G5000 avionics,
and luxurious new interior, with customized ambient lighting and the
most advanced cabin management system available, the new Sovereign
will have increased range to 3,000 nautical miles opening travel to
more city pairings in unmatched comfort. This versatile business jet
can be configured to carry people, cargo or both. 
P&WC began work on the PW306D in early 2011, improving the
performance by incorporating advanced materials and enhanced
aerodynamics. The engine, at a maximum take-off thrust of 5,814
pounds (ISA+17 degrees C), provides an increase in thrust and an
overall SFC improvement over the PW306C. In addition to the
performance enhancements, the engine control system will be fully
integrated with the aircraft's new auto-throttle system. Both the
aircraft and the engine are planned to certify in the early part of
2013. 
"Built on the strengths of the PW300 family and the proven
reliability and durability of more than 11 million flying hours, the
PW306D engine will meet the increased power requirements of the new
Citation Sovereign with the best thrust to weight ratio in its
class," concluded Van der Wee."A global service network and Customer
First Centres in Montreal and Singapore will ensure Cessna receives
unparalleled service and support for the PW306D, wherever the New
Citation Sovereign flies." 
At NBAA in 2011, Cessna announced that the PW306D engine, the latest
addition to the PW300 family, had been selected to power the new
mid-sized business jet, the Citation Latitude. The Latitude will have
a new wide body cabin with space for two pilots and up to eight
passengers. The first flight of the Latitude is planned for early
2014 with FAA certification and entry into service expected in 2015.  
Come and see us at NBAA, booth no. 3160 
Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's booth to speak
with a customer service representative. 
Customer Service  
We never forget that your engine has our name on it. So we work to
keep it flying efficiently and reliably. P&WC has built the largest,
most comprehensive customer service network in the industry around
its 10,000 customers who operate in 200 countries.  
Through its Customer First Centres in Montreal and Singapore, P&WC is
always just a call or click away, providing unparalleled technical
support. The P&WC network includes 30-owned or designated repair and
overhaul facilities, seven parts distribution centres, 100 Field
Support Representatives, mobile repair teams, 800 rental/exchange
engines and 12 customer training facilities operated through
FlightSafety International. P&WC offers comprehensive Pay-per-Hour
service for fleet operators and business and general aviation
customers, with more than 7500 engines currently enrolled in
P&WC-backed hourly cost programs, including the ESP(R) and FMP(R)
programs. 
P&WC also offers repair and overhaul of components and accessories,
and the sale of new, exchange and used serviceable parts. Advanced
diagnostics are also offered, moving operators towards a totally
planned operating environment.  
About Cessna 
Celebrating its 85th anniversary, Cessna is the world's leading
general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has
designed, produced and delivered more than 192,500 airplanes around
the globe. This includes more than 6,100 Citation business jets,
making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today,
Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and
aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets,
Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston
aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services
include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2011,
Cessna delivered 689 aircraft, including 183 Citation business jets,
and reported revenues of $2.990 billion. More information about
Cessna Aircraft Company is available at cessna.com. 
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global
network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to
provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is
known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell
Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming,
E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available
at textron.com. 
About Pratt & Whitney Canada  
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney
Canada (P&WC) is shaping the future of aviation with dependable,
high-technology engines. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes
off or lands somewhere in the world. P&WC's engines, with more than
600 million hours in the air, are an industry benchmark for
innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy
maintenance. P&WC is firmly committed to ensuring that its products
are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental
impacts throughout their life cycle. 
Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a United Technologies
Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing
high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and
building industries.
Contacts:
Anna di Giorgio
NBAA, Orlando, Florida (Booth 3160)
+1 514 244-4756
anna.di.giorgio@pwc.ca
@anna_pwc 
Annick Lambert
Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil, Quebec
+1 514 221-6337
annick.lambert@pwc.ca
@Annicklambert
 
 
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