Pratt & Whitney G400 engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada has announced that its PW800 engine programme has reached a key milestone by receiving the Type Certification of its PW812GA engine from Transport Canada Civil Aviation.

Gulfstream revealed in October 2021 that it had chosen the PW812GA engine to power the new Gulfstream G400 business jet.

“We worked closely with Transport Canada to create an efficient and thorough certification process that successfully led us to this point,” said Maria Della Posta, president, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “When it enters into service, the G400 will be the third Gulfstream aircraft to rely on our PW800 engine family. We are gratified by the steady progress the PW800 engine family has achieved based on its ability to deliver a new level of performance and efficiency to the large cabin business aircraft class.”

Pratt & Whitney says its PW800 engines are the most modern, efficient, and environmentally responsible engines in their class and on board, provide an unmatched experience with an exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabin, making them also the quietest engines in their class.

The PW812GA showed exceptional performance during testing with more than 3,400 hours of engine testing that included 260 hours of flight testing. More than 175,000 hours of testing and field experience have been achieved across the PW800 family and the PW814GA and PW815GA engines have flown more than 144,000 hours since entering into service.

“When we designed the PW800 engine, we did so with all of the engine’s key stakeholders in mind – passengers, pilots and maintenance crews,” said Edward Hoskin, Vice-President, Engineering. “The PW800 has numerous inherent advantages and functionalities to ensure best-in-class availability and to create an exceptional engine response. It also sets the industry standard for maintenance, requiring 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class.”

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