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PurePower PW800 Engines Will Power Gulfstream's New Business Jet Family

Certification For The Engines Expected Before The End Of This Year

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will provide PurePower PW800 engines to power  the new Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets, which launched Tuesday at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s Georgia headquarters.

The 16,000-pound-thrust-class engine is optimized for high-flying, fast, long-range business jets and shares the same proven, rigorously tested core technology used in Pratt & Whitney's award-winning PurePower family of geared turbofan commercial engines. The PurePower engines have been chosen for five other applications demonstrating the performance, flexibility and robustness of this technology.

Certification of the PurePower PW814GA and PW815GA engines that will power the Gulfstream G500 and G600 respectively is expected before the end of 2014. It is anticipated that by the time the PurePower PW800 engine enters into service, the PurePower engine family will have accumulated more than 1.5 million hours of service. Building on this, the PurePower PW800 engine, with its proven core, best-in-class availability, technology innovation and comprehensive service plan, will be uniquely positioned to serve business aviation.

"Gulfstream has once again raised the world standard in aircraft performance and design with the launch of the G500 and G600 business jets and we are thrilled to be its powerplant supplier of choice," said John Saabas, President, P&WC. "Along with its demonstrated core technology, the PurePower PW800 engine is built with the same innovative design philosophy and outstanding dependability for which Pratt & Whitney engines are renowned."

"We're proud to introduce the G500 and G600 business jets which represent a step-change in business aviation by allowing us to provide our customers with the greatest flexibility, range and comfort," said Dan Nale, Senior Vice President, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. "These achievements are possible in part because of our successful collaboration with Pratt & Whitney Canada on the powerplant system, including the new PurePower PW800 engine, its latest and most advanced engine family."

The PurePower PW800 engine incorporates the latest generation of technologies in every aspect, from advanced design technologies and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to innovative maintenance functionality. Features include a high efficiency and low maintenance single-piece fan, the latest full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system with advanced diagnostics as well as lightweight, advanced materials such as titanium and composites to deliver superior performance and availability. The PurePower PW800 engine delivers exceptional fuel efficiency with double-digit improvement over the previous generation of engines in this thrust class. It also incorporates an advanced TALON X combustor which sets a new "green" engine standard with respect to future environmental regulations, including double-digit margin to anticipated CAEP/8 (Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection) regulations for reduced nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions and ultra-low levels of unburned hydrocarbons and smoke.

The PurePower PW800 engine, featuring advanced manufacturing technologies and the use of sustainable materials, will be assembled and tested at P&WC's world-class Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Quebec, Canada.

FMI: www.pratt-whitney.com

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