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Product Overview

Family of turboprop engines is the leading regional airline powerplant in operating economics,
reliability and durability, regularly achieving on-wing times of over 12,000 hours, an exceptional
achievement considering its operation on flights normally less than one hour. Imagine….in the
entire world three out of every four modern regional turboprops are powered by the PW100.
And given today's pressures in fuel pricing, steadily increasing landing fees for noise and
emissions as well as the profit challenges facing the airlines, Pratt & Whitney Canada continues
to invest in the product line to sustain its distinct edge over the regional jets in the short haul
market, far into the future.

In its fifteen years of evolution the PW100 has grown from 2000 shaft horsepower to more than
5000 shaft horsepower, while incorporating the latest advanced technologies from other Pratt &
Whitney engines such as the PW4000 powering the large commercial airliners. Such a strategy
has enabled a tremendous growth in power, continuous improvement in fuel efficiency at only a
modest increase in engine maintenance cost-while also providing the turboprop aircraft with jet-
like speed and the associated airline productivity gains.

The PW118, PW120, PW124, PW127 and PW150 Series make up the family with over 4,800
engines delivered to date. A common core configuration has enabled us to bring the benefits of
commonality to the airlines' complete family of 30 through 70 passenger aircraft. Similarly,
flexibility has also proven a strong virtue with the PW100 family's wide range of applications
extending from its dominance in the airline market to utility, fire-fighting, business aviation and
government operations.

Design features

Two spool turbomachine incorporating rugged twin centrifugal compressors with no variable
geometry or interstage bearings for low complexity, two-stage «free» turbine, two module
configuration, the reduction gearbox and turbomachine each with its own data plate and
logbook, electronic engine control with mechanical back-up for ease of pilot operation and
system redundancy, and conveniently located accessories for ease of maintenance.
Product Overview

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The PW150A, a growth derivative of the current PW100 family of engines, leverages the
strengths of advanced technology from the total Pratt & Whitney family of engines together with
the extensive experience acquired over the last decade.

The advantages of the PW150A are significant, all focused on providing the airlines the most
economical aircraft and the best operating cost while maintaining high commonality with the
current PW100 family in maintenance philosophy, training, tooling and worldwide support.


• a new 6500-7500 horsepower class engine for the next generation of larger,
faster regional turboprop aircraft
• light and compact... virtually the same envelope as the current PW100 models
• designed to set new standards in reliability, durability, economics and
environmental friendliness:
• conservatively rated for long life and future growth of the turbomachine and
• latest proven materials and cooling technologies from current Pratt & Whitney
• a «step change» reduction in fuel consumption, noise and emissions
• FADEC (Full Authority Digital Electronic Control) and EMS (Engine monitoring
• ease and flexibility of operation with simplified and reduced maintenance
• «On-condition» maintenance at entry into service

• The PW150A takes the benefits of experience and learning combined with the
latest technology to ensure a design focused on low maintenance costs - the ideal way
of meeting the needs of the airline market and its focus on productivity and economics.

Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100

The Engine Specifications

The PW100 is a family of turboprop engines Two-spool turboprop

designed to power 30 to 70 seat regional Compressor: low- and high-pressure
transport aircraft. The family concept of single-stage centrifugal compressors
powerplant and gearbox allows a Turbine: low- and high-pressure single-
continuum of engines to meet a range of stage axial turbines
performance requirements. Power: two-stage axial "free" turbines

Work began on the PW100 in the late


Models Used by

PW118: 1,800 hp (1340 kW) ATR 42

PW120: 1,800 hp (1340 kW) Bombardier Q400
PW120A: 2,000 hp (1491 kW) de Havilland Canada DHC-8
PW150A: 4,573 hp (3410 kW) Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia

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