The FAA certification follows an extensive testing program, with more than 6,100 hours of testing, including 1,150+ hours of flight testing and 20,000 hours on the engine core. With the total PW800 family, more than 240,000 hours of testing and field experience have been conducted, including 42,000+ hours of flight testing.
“The FAA is the third aviation authority to give its stamp of approval for the PW812D engine,” said Maria Della Posta, president, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “The engine has also been certified by Transport Canada and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). We successfully achieved this critical step by working closely with Dassault since the launch of this great program.”
The PW800 engine is designed to require 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class.
“We congratulate Pratt & Whitney Canada on achieving FAA certification for the PW812D engine,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “Together, the PW812D engine and Falcon 6X aircraft are a winning combination, designed to set the bar in fuel efficiency, performance and comfort. This milestone brings us closer to the exciting entry into service of the Falcon 6X, expected mid-2023.”