The new Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PW210S turboshaft engine that will power the Sikorsky S-76D successfully completed its first run on Tuesday, the engine maker announced. Walter Di Bartolomeo, P&WC v-p of engineering, said the run at the company’s Montreal area test facility “represents an important milestone in this development program. The engine ran exceptionally well and met all of our performance expectations.”
PWC launched the PW210S turboshaft program in February 2005, targeting the 1,000-shp class of single-engine and intermediate-to-medium category twin-engine helicopters. Its design incorporates advanced material and compressor technology with a dual-channel FADEC.