Certification of the updated XT variant of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 turboprop is “imminent”, the engine manufacturer says.

Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, says Transport Canada approval for the latest XT variant of the PW127 engine is “imminent”, later clarifying that as September.


Source: ATR

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More than 70% of the paperwork required has been submitted to the regulator, she told a Farnborough briefing on 19 July.

An initial production engine has already been delivered to ATR, Della Posta adds and “production is already sold out for two years”. 

P&WC promises a 3% fuel-burn saving from the updated powerplant, plus 20% lower maintenance costs and 40% more time on wing.

ATR has selected the XT variants of the PW127M and N models for its ATR 42- and 72-600, and Deutsche Aircraft the PW127S for its D328eco.