Pratt & Whitney Canada has announced a new regional turboprop PW127Xt engine series.

The business unit of Pratt & Whitney said the new engines are designed to deliver the “next level” of efficiency, offering “world-class reliability” and increased value for ATR 42/72 aircraft.

The company claim the new engines offer 40 per cent extended time-on-wing, 20 per cent lower maintenance costs and a 3 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency.

“Since its inception, ATR has exclusively turned to Pratt & Whitney to power its fleet of regional aircraft,” said Pratt & Whitney Canada’s president Maria Della Posta.

“We are pleased to launch this exciting new PW127XT-M engine with ATR. Optimized for the ATR 42/72 aircraft family, it will deliver a significant improvement in operating costs, extending the already impressive operating economics and sustainability of this regional turboprop.

“We have injected into this new PW127XT-M engine the knowledge gained from Pratt & Whitney’s history of transformation and continuous innovation and more than 2.5 billion hours of operational expertise to provide a step change in performance and customer service that helps regional airline customers achieve their business goals.”

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