Pratt & Whitney PW610 to power new Eclipse 550

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) PW610F engine has been selected by Eclipse Aerospace to power the next-generation Eclipse 550 twin-engine business jet.

The PW610F has proven itself on the 261 Eclipse 500 aircraft currently in service with exceptional performance, efficiency and reliability, according to Eclipse officials.

“This agreement expands our relationship with Eclipse Aerospace as we work together to bring this next generation very light business jet to market,” said David Van der Wee, Vice President, Business and General Aviation, P&WC, who noted that there are approximately 2,000 PW600 engines in service with more than 1 million flying hours.

The PW610F engine, like all P&WC engines, is backed by the company’s customer service network, including more than 30 P&WC-owned and designated service facilities and more than 100 field support representatives around the globe, a 24/7 Customer First Centre for expert support, advanced diagnostic capabilities and the largest pool of rental and exchange engines in the market, company officials said.

“Powered by the PW610F engines, our Eclipse Jet has amazingly efficient fuel consumption that continues to excite our customers. We look forward with equal excitement as we expand our relationship with P&WC through this agreement,” added Mason Holland CEO of Eclipse Aerospace.

The PW610F-powered Eclipse 550 features a highly integrated electronic engine control that provides full-featured FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) management of the engine. This system provides dual-channel redundancy, ease of operation, reduced workload, and intelligent health monitoring and diagnostics.

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