Dassault Aviation selects P&WC's new PurePower(R)PW812D engine to power the new Falcon 6X business jet


LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – February 28, 2018) – Pratt & Whitney Canada announced today that a new variant of its groundbreaking PurePower PW800 turbofan engine has been selected to power the new Dassault Falcon 6X business jet, unveiled today by Dassault Aviation. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (UTX).

The 13,000-14,000 lbs thrust PW812D engine is designed to deliver exceptional performance, unparalleled reliability and sustainability. The PurePower PW800 engine is ready to be deployed in other aircraft. It is optimized for high-flying, fast, long-range business jets and features the same proven, rigorously tested core technology used in Pratt & Whitney's award-winning PurePower family of commercial geared turbofan engines. The advanced common core technology, used in 16 different PurePower engine applications, has accumulated more than 585,000 hours of service.

“With the new Falcon 6X, our PurePower PW800 engine once again demonstrates its leadership in the long-range business jet category,” said Irene Makris, vice president of marketing at Pratt & Whitney Canada. “The PW812D offers the highest level of technology available, coupled with the reliability of an award-winning platform.”

The PurePower PW800 engine incorporates the latest generation of technologies: it delivers double-digit fuel efficiency improvements, sets a new “green” engine standard for emissions with the advanced TALON™ X combustion chamber, and its low-noise design and vibration levels ensure an exceptionally quiet cabin, giving passengers a more comfortable experience.

Thanks to its robust design, excellent serviceability and advanced diagnostic capabilities, the PurePower PW800 engine offers operators the best availability and operational reliability in its class. This is combined with the Pure Power PW800 family's expanded service offering, tailored to operators' needs.

The Falcon 6X is expected to reach a maximum speed of Mach 0.90 and a maximum range of 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 km). It will be able to fly directly from Los Angeles to Geneva, Beijing to San Francisco or Moscow to Singapore at long-range cruise speeds, or connect Moscow to New York, Paris to Beijing or Los Angeles to London at Mach 0.85.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928, P&WC is a global leader in aerospace, shaping the future of aviation with reliable, high-technology engines. P&WC, based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the construction and aerospace industries.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, challenges in design, development, production, support, performance and realization of anticipated benefits of advanced technologies and other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corp.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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