Pratt & Whitney Canada engines to power new Gulfstream jets

Gulfstream Aerospace revealed its newest aircraft family in Savannah, Georgia today, unveiling the all-new G500 and G600 business jets. The former has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9.200 kilometres) and the latter a range of 6,200 miles (11.482 kilometres) Gulfstream says. Both aircraft will carry a maximum of nineteen passengers. The longer-range G600 will compete directly with Bombardier’s Global 6000.

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The two aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PurePower® PW800 engines, which provide 16,000 pounds of thrust. The engine delivers “exceptional” fuel efficiency, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) says, with “double-digit improvement” over previous engines in its class. It will also require 40 per cent less maintenance and 20 per cent fewer inspections than other engines in its class, P&WC claims. The company is also offering what it calls “concierge-level” service in what it says will be the most extensive service plan ever offered.

The engines will be assembled and tested at P&WC’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Longueuil, Quebec. The engines are expected to receive certification before the end of this year.

The maiden flight of the G500 is expected to be in 2015, with US and European certification following in 2017, and entry into service in 2018. The G600 will follow, with entry into service projected for 2019.

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