Pratt & Whitney Canada announced on October 11, 2023 that regulatory body Transport Canada has granted type certification for the PW127XT-L regional turboprop. The engine is intended for the ATR 42-600S program, ATR’s ADAC regional twin-engine short take-off and landing aircraft.
The PW127XT-L certified by Transport Canada…
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced on October 11, 2023 that the regulatory body Transport Canada has given type certification of the PW127XT-L regional turboprop to the engine manufacturer. This is another important milestone for the company, as it is its 200th type certification since the original, now ubiquitous, PT6 engine was introduced in 1963. The PW127XT-L will power the turboprop regional ATR 42-600S capable of short takeoff and landing (ADAC, short takeoff and landing aircraft), thanks to higher thrust allowing the aircraft to take off from landing strips as short as 800 meters.
…For the ATR 42-600S or the ATR “ADAC” (STOL)
“This certification is an important milestone for the ATR 42-600S program, as the engine modifications are part of the major technical changes we are making to the aircraft – in addition to the rudder and avionics – and which impact significant impact on takeoff performance,” said Daniel Cuchet, senior vice president of engineering at ATR. “This great achievement rewards many months of hard work and constant collaboration between the ATR and Pratt & Whitney Canada teams,” he added.
20% reduction in maintenance costs
The PW127XT engine series is the new standard in regional turboprop aviation, delivering 40% more time on wing, 20% reduction in maintenance costs and a 3% improvement in fuel efficiency. The PW127XT-L joins the already certified PW127XT-M engines which equip the latest generation of ATR aircraft. Another derivative of the engine, the PW127XT-S, was chosen by Deutsche Aircraft to power the D328eco regional turboprop, which is scheduled to enter service in 2026.