PWC Delivers First PW615F Cessna Citation Mustang Engine
Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) on March 16 delivered the first PW615F engine to Cessna Aircraft Company for the new Citation Mustang business jet. The engine will be installed on the first Citation Mustang to be built at Cessna's assembly facility in Independence, Kan. The PW615, rated at 1,350 lbs. of thrust and featuring a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), offers the latest technology in a bizjet engine and, according to PWC, optimum value and performance with significantly reduced ownership costs. It was selected in January 2003 to power the Citation Mustang. "This is an exciting milestone for both Pratt & Whitney Canada and Cessna Aircraft," said Alain M. Bellemare, president of PWC.
Delivery of the first PW615F engine comes just two months after PWC received Transport Canada type certification for the engine series. Also this week, the company officially inaugurated the new PW600 assembly and test facility at its main manufacturing plant in Longueuil, Quebec. This new state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to support production of the PW600-series engines. "We are ready to ramp up production for this new exciting engine family," commented Bellemare. "We already have a strong demand for the PW600, and we've built capacity to meet the high volumes."