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Canada's airworthiness authority certifies PW306D: MTU holds a 25 percent stake

The PW306D is the latest addition to Pratt & Whitney Canada's successful PW300 engine family. Now Transport Canada Civil Aviation has approved type certification for the turbofan. MTU Aero Engines, Germany's leading engine manufacturer, has a 25-percent work share in the PW306D. “This is MTU's highest stake in any of the engine programs in which we participate. We have been partnering with Pratt & Whitney Canada on most of this engine family since 1985 and are very pleased to have a share also in this, the latest version of the engine,” explained MTU Aero Engines CEO Egon Behle.

The PW306D builds on the PW306C and has been developed to power Cessna's upgraded, new Citation Sovereign business jet, which has just made its first production flight. MTU contributes the complete three-stage low-pressure turbine, the turbine exit case and the mixer. Improvements to the new engine over its predecessor include enhanced aerodynamics, lower fuel consumption and a modified engine control unit. It took a mere two years to go from the start of development in 2011 to type certification.

The PW300 family of engines, among them the PW305, PW306 and PW307 models, offer proven reliability and durability. The propulsion systems power business jets, such as the Learjet 60, the Gulfstream G200, the Hawker 1000, the Dassault Falcon 7X, and the Fairchild Dornier 328JET.

Press release issued by MTU Aero Engines on June 14, 2013

 

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MTU Aero Engines Compressors, Engine Parts, Additive Manufacturing, Final Assembly, Turbine Engine Starters, Combustion Test Services, Turbine Engine Blades, Turbine Engine Vanes, Blisks
Pratt & Whitney Canada Turboshaft Engines, Turboprop Engines, Auxiliary Power Units, Turbofan Engines, Compressors, Engine Parts

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Cessna Citation Sovereign

 

 Related directory sectors:
Engines
Engine Components

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