Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is among the leaders in the green revolution in aerospace with its latest generation of engines, including those powering business and regional aircraft and helicopters.
“We are committed to bringing to the market greener engines that are designed, produced and operated to minimise impact on the environment and natural resources throughout their entire life cycle,” says John Saabas, the company’s executive VP.
P&WC is developing a new 10,000-pound-thrust-class engine for the next generation of large, long-range corporate jets and the new powerplant will surpass current International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards by more than 35% for carbon monoxide and by more than 50% for nitrous oxide, unburned hydrocarbons and smoke emissions.
The new engine will also offer a step change in fuel burn compared with current leading engines and is designed for low noise, well below Stage IV standards.
P&WC’s PW307 engine, which recently entered service on Dassault’s Falcon 7X, betters ICAO standards for carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide emissions. It also meets Zurich 5 emissions requirements for no landing fee surcharges. This achievement is the result of its TALON 2 combustion technology which reduces emissions while still delivering on performance, durability and operating economics.
P&WC is investing almost $1.5 billion in research and development over the next five years to continue building on its green engine technology successes.
The Canadian company is also helping to reduce greenhouse gases. By developing improved engine components and lighter materials, the company is producing engines that are highly fuel efficient.
Research and development work has also eliminated hazardous materials in its newest engine models and generated significant improvements in waste, air emissions, and water and energy consumption in the engine manufacturing and repair processes.
Source: Flight Daily News