Bizjet Powered By IPPS
Pratt & Whitney Canada
(P&WC) joined Dassault Aviation Tuesday in celebrating the
roll-out of the first Dassault Falcon 7X business jet.
The unveiling of the first Falcon 7X came a few weeks after
P&WC delivered the first integrated powerplant system (IPPS)
production shipset, including PW307A engines, to Dassault Aviation
in preparation for the launch of the aircraft's comprehensive
flight test program leading up to certification and entry into
service. "The Falcon 7X is a very interesting and exciting program
for P&WC and we are delighted to be part of this special
ceremony," said Alain M. Bellemare, President, P&WC.
"The delivery and successful installation of the IPPS on the
first Falcon 7X flight test aircraft is a proud milestone for
P&WC employees, reflecting our dedication to meeting customer
commitments," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Corporate
Aviation, P&WC, who presented an update on the engine program
at the Falcon 7X roll-out ceremony.
P&WC was selected by Dassault Aviation in October 2001 to
supply the IPPS for the Falcon 7X, which includes three PW307A
engines, engine mounts, nacelles, and thrust reverser. The Falcon
7X is the first three-engine, and longest-range, business jet to be
powered by P&WC.
Working closely with Dassault and other partners, P&WC
achieved the first PW307A engine run in December 2002, just 15
months after the engine program launch. The engine program has
accumulated more than 3,500 total full engine test hours to date,
including more than 450 hours on P&WC's two Boeing 720 flying
The 6,100-lb-thrust PW307A engine has the same basic
architecture as the rest of the PW300 family, with a number of new
features. These include an advanced shock-management fan with
increased flow capacity, "powdered metal" HPT disks for improved
high-pressure turbine efficiency, and the TALONTM low emissions
combustor. The engine combines a high thrust-to-weight ratio with
superior low operating-cost efficiencies and offers low ownership
costs, a high level of reliability, and competitive fuel
PW307A engine certification is on schedule for the second
quarter of 2005. The Dassault Falcon 7X is scheduled to obtain
aircraft certification and begin deliveries in late 2006.