Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new purpose-built PW127XT-M engine was first revealed at the Dubai Airshow in November 2021.
The PW127XT-M engine offers 40% extended time on the wing, 20% lower maintenance costs and a 3% improvement in fuel efficiency thus making regional turboprops even more sustainable.
It will provide airlines with lower maintenance cost benefits, CO2 savings, and SAF capability.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now certified the ATR 72 and 42 aircraft powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-M engine.
“Receiving EASA type certification is an important step towards entry into service of this new standard engine on our ATR aircraft” - Stephane Viala, Senior Vice President Engineering, ATR.
The EASA certification follows that of Engine certification by Transport Canada Civil aviation and Engine EASA certification which was achieved respectively in August and early September.
National airline Maldivian currently has 3 ATR aircraft in order which will be equipped with the newer PW127XT engines.