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EASA certifies ATR aircraft powered by the new PW127XT-M engine

Updated: Nov 7




The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the ATR 72 and 42 aircraft powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PW127XT-M engine. Using the latest materials and technologies available on the market, the new series of engines enables a higher level of efficiency and extended time in flight (XT) for your aircraft, providing benefits of a 20% reduction in maintenance costs and a 3% improvement in fuel consumption compared to the PW127-M. “Receiving EASA type certification is an important step towards bringing this new standard engine into service on our ATR aircraft,” says Stephane Viala, ATR Senior Vice President of Engineering. “The certification of ATR aircraft powered by our PW127XT-M engine is good news for the regional aviation segment, as it offers 40% more flight time, 20% lower maintenance costs and a 3% improvement in fuel consumption compared to the PW127-M,” said Anthony Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing for Pratt & Whitney Canada. The EASA certification follows Transport Canada Civil Aviation's Engine and EASA Engine certifications which were achieved in August and early September respectively. Unveiled at the Dubai Airshow in 2021, the new PW127XT-M engine will enter service with launch customer Air Corsica before the end of the year.


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