PW127G is exclusive engine on successful C295 medium airlifter
MONTREAL, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Today at a special ceremony in Montreal,
Airbus Military and Pratt and Whitney Canada marked the delivery of the
250th PW127G engine to Airbus Military. Hosted by Pratt & Whitney Canada's
President John Saabas, the ceremony took place at Pratt and Whitney
Canada's Longueuil plant, and was followed by a tour for executives
from Airbus Military. The PW127G is used to power Airbus Military's
C295, the market leader in military Search and Rescue (SAR), maritime
patrol, and medium transport. The C295 is a candidate for Canada's
ongoing fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) aircraft program.
"Airbus Military is very proud to celebrate this important milestone in
our partnership with Pratt and Whitney Canada," said Antonio R.
Barberan, Senior Vice President for Airbus Military. "Every single C295
that has been sold has engines that were assembled here in Quebec. This
investment ensures highly skilled jobs in Canada, but also brings the
product of Canadian skills and expertise to the rest of the world."
To date, 121 C295s have been sold to 16 different countries. The C295
boasts further Canadian content beyond its engines with simulators by
CAE and electro/optical sensors by L-3 Wescam. And under Canada's FWSAR
program, Discovery Air would provide in-service support for the C295
fleet and the engine maintenance will be performed by Vector Aerospace,
increasing the Canadian participation significantly further.
The relationship between Pratt and Whitney Canada, Airbus Military, and
its EADS sister companies extends well beyond the C295. Pratt and
Whitney Canada produces the auxiliary power unit (APU) on the A380
commercial jet liner and the PW-206B2 engines on the EC135 twin-engined
helicopter. The PT6C-67E has been selected for Eurocopter's new EC175
helicopter and the ATR42/72 engines have been procured through Airbus
"Airbus Military aircraft, like the C295, are proven, reliable, and low
risk. We've earned that reputation by working with the best suppliers
in the world," concluded Barberan. "A lot of the time, that means
looking to Canadian, and particularly Quebec, companies like Pratt and
Whitney Canada. We look forward to continuing this relationship well
into the future."
About Airbus Military
Airbus Military is the only military and civic/humanitarian transport
aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and support a
comprehensive family of airlifters ranging from three to 45 tonnes of
payload. An Airbus daughter company, Airbus Military is responsible for
the A400M programme, as well as the Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)
A330 and for further military derivatives based on Airbus civil
aircraft. Together with the C295, CN235 and C212, Airbus Military is
the global leader in the market for military transport, tanker and
surveillance aircraft able to perform the most varied missions.
Altogether, Airbus Military has sold more than 1,000 aircraft to some
130 military, civilian and governmental customers. More than 800 of
these aircraft have been delivered. Airbus is an EADS company.
SOURCE: Airbus Military
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