Pratt & Whitney Canada has received type certification from Transport Canada for its new PW545C turbofan engine to power the Cessna Citation XLS+ business aircraft.
The PW545C, delivering over 4,100 pounds of thrust at takeoff, is the sixth engine in the popular PW500 family selected by Cessna Aircraft Company for its growing line of light and midsize Citation business jets. The new turbofan outfits the Citation XLS+ with a full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) for reduced pilot workload and intelligent diagnostic capability.
PW500 engines today power some 1,000 business jets in 50 countries, including the Cessna Citation Bravo, Citation Excel, Citation XLS, Citation Ultra Encore and Citation Encore+ aircraft. The PW500 family has accumulated a total five million flight hours.