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Monday, June 16, 2014

ATR 72-600 Engines Win EASA Certification

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today June 15, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification for use of new Pratt and Whitney PW127N engines on ATR 72-600s.

ATR said the PW127N will provide a 4.5 percent power increase for Maximum Take-Off ratings (MTO) with the ATR 72-600.
According to ATR, Colombian national carrier Avianca will be the first airline to begin implementing the new engines across its fleet of ATR 72-600s throughout 2014 and 2015. The new engines also recently earned certification from Transport Canada.
Pratt and Whitney Canada President John Saabas said the company will introduce additional new features into the PW127 engine family in early 2016. 

“We are very satisfied with the good work which has been performed by the Pratt & Whitney, ATR and the certification authorities teams in order to develop an enhanced engine that will clearly further enhance the operational capabilities of the newest ATR 72-600s. Thanks to the PW127N engines, airlines operating in mountain environments will benefit from further improved performances, while keeping their operating and maintenance costs at very competitive levels," said ATR Chief Executive Patrick de Castelbajac. 

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