Thu, Oct 13, 2011
First Flight Planned In Mid 2014
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced Monday that its PW306D
engine has been selected by Cessna to power its new Citation
Latitude mid-size business jet. The announcement was made at the
NBAA annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas.
The new Citation Latitude will have space for a crew of two,
plus up to eight passengers. Powered by the PW306D engine, which
can deliver 5700 pounds of thrust, the new aircraft has a full fuel
payload of 1,000 pounds, a maximum cruise speed of 442 knots true
airspeed and a range of 2,000 nautical miles.
"We are delighted to be selected by Cessna to power their new
business jet, and build on our long-standing relationship, which
has spanned more than 40 years," said Maria Della Posta, Senior
Vice President, Marketing, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "It is
telling that on the same day we are celebrating the 20th
anniversary of the PW300 engine we are announcing an entirely new
application aboard a state-of-the-art business jet. We have
consistently made the right investments in technology and
innovation to keep the PW300 family of engines in demand for new
applications as they evolve."
First flight of the Citation Latitude prototype is planned to be
mid-year 2014, with FAA certification (Part 25) and entry into
service expected in 2015.
P&WC has manufactured 3,500 engines in nine models with a
combined 9.3 million hours in flight. The engine is equipped with
Full-Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), which provides for
ease of operation, increased accuracy, greater thrust control, and
health monitoring and diagnostics.
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