February 17, 2015
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PurePower PW814GA and PW815GA engines receive type certification
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received Transport Canada type certification for its PurePower PW814GA and PW815GA engines, which will power the new Gulfstream G500 (range of 5,000 nautical miles) and G600 (range of 6,200 nautical miles) business jets respectively. Certification of these two engine models follows Gulfstream’s recent unveiling of its new G500 and G600 business jets and the news that P&WC’s PurePower PW800 engines were selected to power these next-generation long-range and ultra-long-range aircraft. In addition to the engines themselves, P&WC is providing Gulfstream with the Integrated Power Plant System (IPPS), which comprises the engine, nacelle, and thrust reverser systems. During rigorous endurance testing, simulating various aircraft missions, the PW800 engine has achieved more than 3,300 hours of evaluation. This includes over 350 flight hours on P&WC’s advanced Boeing 747SP flying test bed aircraft. Additionally, the PurePower PW800 engine’s advanced common core technology – leveraged in six PurePower engine applications – has amassed 15,000 testing hours in total.