General Aviation Falcon 6X PW812D engine receives certification

The Pratt & Whitney PW812D, which will be mounted to the new Dassault Falcon 6X business jet has received its engine certification.

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The latest Pratt & Whitney Canada engine has received its certification. High-efficiency engine PW812D was approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation for operations on the new flagship of Dassault Aviation, the Falcon 6X which is set to enter into service next year.

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier, commented: “Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW812D engine is a major step forward in fuel efficiency, maintainability and performance, and will help make the 6X a truly outstanding aircraft.”

Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, added: “We are pleased with the announcement by Transport Canada that the PW812D engine has reached this key certification milestone […] We successfully achieved the engine design and program schedule milestones by working closely with Dassault since the launch of this great program.”

Pratt & Whitney´s PW812D has already clocked in more than 4,900 hours of engine testing and 20,000 to the engine core. The entire PW800 engine family has more than 130,000 hours of engine testing, including 40,000 hours of flight testing.

According to the engine manufacturer, the PW812D is one of the quietest engines in its class and sets new standards for maintenance. With the engine, operators require 40 percent less scheduled maintenance and 20 percent fewer inspections than comparable engines in the class.

This latest step to certificate the engine brings the manufacturer further toward its planned type certification of the Falcon 6X in late 2022. The PW812D is currently mounted to all three testbed aircraft which are in the flight testing phase. Soon, a fourth aircraft will join the flight test fleet with a fully outfitted cabin.

In order to evaluate aircraft and system performance in the real world of business aviation, this fourth Falcon 6X is set to conduct a global tour to challenging environments and remote locations throughout the world.

Over the course of the flight test phase, Pratt & Whitney and Dassault Aviation are using Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) to minimize its CO2-footprint during testing. Recently, a Falcon 6X landing at Paris Le Bourget Airport to become one of the first aircraft at the airport to refuel with SAF.

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