Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has received Transport Canada type certification for its PW210S engine, selected by Sikorsky for the S-76D medium-sized helicopter targeting corporate, offshore oil, medical, airline and government operators around the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company.
The PW210S incorporates the most recent advances in materials and compressor design, including dual-channel FADEC (full-authority digital engine controls) for ease of pilot operation and training, state-of-the-art diagnostics capability, including automatic fractional cycle counting, automated power assurance, unmatched operating economics and rugged design.
Sikorsky is the launch customer for the PW210S, a new-generation engine for large single and intermediate-to-medium twin helicopters in the 1,000 shp class.
Sikorsky’s S-76D helicopter achieved first flight on February 7, 2009 and its test flight program is continuing, with helicopter certification scheduled for 2012.
The PW210S is a member of the PW210 engine family and designed to deliver a wide-range of power while delivering P&WC’s legendary performance in reliability and durability. “