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FAA Certifies Pratt & Whitney-Made Falcon 6X Engine

FAA Certifies Pratt & Whitney-Made Falcon 6X Engine

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW812D engine, becoming the third aviation authority to certify the engine designed to power Dassault Falcon 6X.

The engine, which is part of the PW800 engine family that powers long-range business jets, 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,” said Maria Della Posta, President, Pratt & Whitney Canada.

The PW812D engine, after more than 6,100 hours of engine testing, is said to be efficient and environmentally friendly following double-digit improvements in fuel burn, emissions and noise, according to Edward Hoskin, Vice President, Engineering at Pratt & Whitney Canada. It can fly with a 50% blend of sustainable alternative fuel.

“We congratulate Pratt & Whitney Canada on achieving FAA certification for the PW812D engine,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 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.”