P&WC lands helicopter engine deal

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW210 Engine Selected to power AgustaWestland AW169 Helicopter.

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by DE staff

AgustaWestland announced that it has selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 engine to power its new AW169 helicopter in the 4.5-ton class.

“AgustaWestland is a long-time P&WC customer that has been at the forefront of helicopter design for decades,” said P&WC President John Saabas. “By selecting our PW210 engine, which offers the highest power-to-weight ratio and the lowest fuel burn in this market, AgustaWestland will be able to offer its operators improved payload and range, as well as the most environmentally friendly engine in its class.”

According to the company, the PW210 benefits include low fuel consumption, light weight and compact design. Designed for singles and intermediate-to-medium twins in the 1,000shp class, the PW210’s control system features Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), for ease of operation.

Since delivery of the first Twinpac engine for the AB412 model helicopter in 1970, AgustaWestland has taken delivery of more than 3,200 Pratt & Whitney Canada engines to power the AW109 Power, AW139, AW119, Grand, Nexus and Grand New model helicopters.