Eclipse Aero selects Pratt & Whitney to power new business jet
by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff
PW610F engine to power next-generation Eclipse 550 twin-engine aircraft, according to company
Oshkosh, Wis.—Eclipse Aerospace has selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW610F engine to power its next-generation Eclipse 550 twin-engine business jet.
The PW610F is already used in the 261 Eclipse 500 aircraft currently in service, according to the company.
“This agreement expands our relationship with Eclipse Aerospace as we work together to bring this next generation very light business jet to market,” P&WC vice-president of business and general aviation David Van der Wee said in a release. “With the PW610 engine, operators get demonstrated performance and efficiency with the dependability that is the hallmark of Pratt & Whitney Canada.”
The PW610F engine is one of three engine models in the PW600 family.
According to P&WC, there are approximately 2,000 PW600 engines in service with more than one-million flying hours across three platforms.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.