Transport Canada Certifies Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G Engine for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Transport Canada Certifies Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G Engine for 
Bombardier CSeries Aircraft 
MIRABEL, Quebec, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & 
Whitney announced today that Pratt & Whitney has successfully achieved 
Transport Canada type certification of its first PurePower Geared Turbofan™ 
engine – the PW1500G engine that will power Bombardier's CSeries aircraft. 
Pratt & Whitney has conducted over 4,000 hours of rigorous engine testing 
since the initial engine began testing in September 2010. The PW1500G engine 
test program included 340 hours of flight testing on P&W's experimental 747 
Flight Test airplane. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies 
Corp. (NYSE: UTX). 
"Certification of the PW1500G engine is a significant milestone and a critical 
step in supporting the progressive transfer of the first CSeries flight test 
vehicle to the flight test program," said Rob Dewar, vice president and 
general manager, CSeries, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "We are very pleased 
with the engine's performance and the overall, steady progress of the CSeries 
aircraft program. We have met a number of key milestones over the last few 
months, accepted the first pair of PW1500G propulsion systems and are in the 
process of completing final assembly of the first CSeries flight test 
"We have successfully demonstrated the durability and game-changing 
performance of our Geared Turbofan engine architecture," said Bob Saia, vice 
president, Next Generation Product Family, Pratt & Whitney. "To date we have 
conducted over 9,000 hours of testing on our Fan Drive Gear System, 
demonstrating the service readiness of our gearbox. We have also validated the 
improvement in fuel efficiency and noise reduction that we targeted in 2007, 
when we launched the PurePower PW1500G program." 
The PW1500G engines were type certified through Transport Canada by Pratt & 
Whitney Canada and are assembled at Pratt & Whitney Canada's Mirabel Aerospace 
Centre in Mirabel, Quebec. UTC Aerospace Systems, formed after UTC's 
acquisition of Goodrich, provides the nacelle system. 
Each CSeries aircraft is powered by two PurePower PW1500G series engines. The 
PurePower PW1500G engine uses an advanced gear system, allowing the engine's 
fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and 
turbine. The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core 
deliver double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, environmental emissions 
and noise. 
CSeries aircraft Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the 100 per 
cent new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge 
technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements in 2013 
and beyond. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, the CSeries 
aircraft family will offer a 15* per cent cash operating cost advantage and a 
20* per cent fuel burn advantage. The CSeries aircraft's clean-sheet design is 
ensuring that the aircraft will achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, 
as well as superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance 
and a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km)*. The CSeries aircraft will be up to 12,000 
lbs. (5,443 kg)* lighter than other aircraft in the same seat category and 
will provide passengers with a best-in-class, widebody cabin environment in a 
single-aisle aircraft. 
About Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, 
manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and 
industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a 
diversified company providing high technology products and services to the 
global aerospace and building industries. 
About Bombardier Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes 
and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving 
mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and 
enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, 
our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation. 
Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the 
Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability 
World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, 
we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. 
Notes to editors Images of CSeries aircraft and PW1500G are posted with this 
press release at: 
For more information, visit:,, and 
Twitter: @Bombardier_Aero 
* The CSeries aircraft are in the development phase. All data and 
specifications are estimates, subject to changes in family strategy, branding, 
capacity and performance during the development, manufacture and certification 
process. All performance references have been estimated based on a 500-nm 
North American operating environment and comparisons are to in-production 
Bombardier, CSeries and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier 
Inc. or its subsidiaries. 
|For information                                                                                                        
  |                                                                                                 |
|Marc Duchesne                                                                                                          
  |                                                                                                 |
|Bombardier Commercial Aircraft                                                                                         
  |                                                                                                 |
  |                                                                                                 |
  |                                                                                                 |
|Katy Padgett                                                                                                           
  |Sara Banda                                                                                       |
|Pratt & Whitney                                                                                                        
  |Pratt & Whitney                                                                                  |
|Commercial Engines                                                                                                     
  |Commercial Engines                                                                               |
  |+1-860-565-4031                                                                                  |
|            ||
This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning UTC future 
business opportunities and other matters involving this engine that are 
subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual 
results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward 
looking statements include changes in the health of the global economy and the 
strength of end market demand in the aerospace industry; as well as company 
specific items including the ability to achieve cost reductions at planned 
levels; challenges in the design, development, production and support of 
advanced technologies including this engine, and new products including the 
engine discussed in this press release; and delays and disruption in delivery 
of materials and services from suppliers. For information identifying other 
important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive 
and other uncertainties, see UTC's SEC filings as submitted from time to time, 
including but not limited to, the information included in UTC's 10-K and 10-Q 
Reports under the headings "Business," "Risk Factors," "Management's 
Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and 
"Cautionary Note Concerning Factors that May Affect Future Results," as well 
as the information included in UTC's Current Reports on Form 8-K. 
SOURCE: Pratt & Whitney 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
CO: Pratt & Whitney
ST: Quebec
-0- Feb/20/2013 19:17 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.