Phenom 300’s PW535E Engine Obtains Canadian OK
Pratt & Whitney Canada yesterday received type certification from Transport Canada for its new PW535E engine for the Embraer Phenom 300 light business jet. “This is a remarkable milestone and comes 26 months after our first run of the PW535E engine,” said P&WC vice president for turbofan programs, John Wyzykowski. “The Phenom 300 program is progressing quickly toward aircraft certification and we are looking forward to continuing to work with Embraer to ensure first customer deliveries in the near future.” The Fadec-equipped PW535E has a maximum takeoff thrust of 3,360 pounds and features “new advanced proven technologies” in the turbine and compressor areas to produce increased thrust with lower fuel consumption, according to P&WC. Last month at the NBAA Convention, Embraer confirmed that the Phenom 300 is on track to be certified by year-end, with at least two copies delivered to customers by New Year’s Day. The five flight-test Phenom 300s have logged more than 900 flight hours to date.