Now deployed on the Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets, the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 is an exceptional jet engine that is powerful, fuel-efficient, quiet, reliable, and easy on maintenance.
Today’s business jet travelers want advanced aircraft that go farther and faster yet are more comfortable and quiet to fly while offering more “up time” than ever before.
This is where Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW800 family of long-range business jet engines fills the bill. The PW800 is a next-generation turbofan engine in the 10,000- to 20,000-pound thrust class. It is built to exceed industry standards for performance, fuel efficiency, and availability, all while supported by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s personalized premium service and advanced digital connectivity.
“The PW800 is a logical extension of our leadership position in bizav,” said Scott McElvaine, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Vice-President of PW800 Marketing & Customer Service. “We really pioneered business jet aviation in 1971 with the JT15D and have made continuous progress since then right up to the PW300, PW500, and PW600.”
Today, Pratt & Whitney jet engines power 36% of all business jets worldwide, with over 92 million hours of service logged to date. “We have taken what we have learned from this vast experience to create the PW800, the engine of choice for the next generation of long-range business jets,” McElvaine said. “It’s quiet, powerful, and backed by premium customer service solutions.”
There are many factors that define the PW800 as a standout among business jet engines.
One factor is its efficiency: “We deliver a 10% or better fuel burn, compared with the competition,” McElvaine said. “This is good for the budget and the environment, because 10% or better means less money spent on fuel and fewer emissions going into the atmosphere.” This engine is setting new sustainability standards. The PW800 is equipped with the highly efficient TALON X combustor, which results in double-digit margins clearing anticipated future regulations by the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) and in ultra-low levels of unburned hydrocarbons and smoke.
A second factor is the soothing, stress-free cabin experience that the PW800 provides to passengers and crew inside the Gulfstream G500 and G600 and the Dassault Falcon 6X. “Thanks to its cutting-edge design and precision manufacturing, the PW800 delivers substantially lower noise signatures in the cabin,” said McElvaine. “This means the flying experience is wonderfully quiet and comfortable for everyone aboard so that they can work, rest, or simply relax. We’ve been getting rave reviews from pilots and customers around the world.”
Worth noting: with its significant fuel economy, reduced emissions, and low noise output, the PW800 is actually ahead of anticipated environmental standards in these areas. This is an engine built not just for today, but for long into the future.
Factor number three: when it comes to maintenance requirements, the PW800 is an operator’s dream. “We have achieved 40% less scheduled on-wing maintenance and 20% fewer required inspections on the PW800,” McElvaine said. “This translates into more aircraft availability, and easier downtime planning for PW800 operators.”
When the PW800 does require service, its large protective panels allow full-person access directly to the engine’s core. Add the intelligence that went into designing this turbofan, and the PW800 is the easiest engine in its class to access and maintain. This translates into less time in the shop and more time in the air.
All told, the PW800 is the preferred next-generation choice for the world’s most advanced business jets. It is backed by Pratt & Whitney Canada, the only engine manufacturer in business aviation with a portfolio spanning all segments from very light jets to large-cabin aircraft.
At present, the PW814 engine powers the Gulfstream G500 and the PW815 powers the G600. Testing of the PW812 on the Dassault 6X is progressing very well; in fact, it is fully on track and hitting all the milestones for entry into service.
Moreover, the PW800 isn’t limited to business aviation. It has the power and durability to be deployed on regional passenger jets, was selected for the General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray proposal to the U.S. Navy and is a strong choice for re-engining the U.S. Air Force’s long-lasting B-52 Stratofortress.
“We believe the PW800 is a truly outstanding engine that is ideally suited for the world’s best business jets,” McElvaine concluded. “This engine offers a exceptional cabin experience, while its performance, fuel economy and reliability speak for themselves.”