October 14, 2014
Next-Generation PurePower PW800 engines to power Gulfstream’s new Business Jet Family
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) PurePower PW800 engines are the power behind the new Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets, which launched on October 14th at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s Georgia headquarters. A 16,000-pound-thrust-class powerhouse, the PurePower PW800 engine is optimized for high-flying, fast, long-range business jets and shares the same proven, rigorously tested core technology used in Pratt & Whitney’s award-winning PurePower family of geared turbofan commercial engines. The PurePower engines have been chosen for five other applications demonstrating the performance, flexibility and robustness of this technology. Certification of the PurePower PW814GA and PW815GA engines that will power the Gulfstream G500 and G600 respectively is expected before the end of 2014. It is anticipated that by the time the PurePower PW800 engine enters into service, the PurePower engine family will have accumulated more than 1.5 million hours of service.