Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) announced the delivery of the first production PW306D1 turbofan engine model to Cessna for its Citation Latitude midsized business jet.
Development of the PW306D1 engine began in 2012, building on the success of the PW
The enhanced capability of the PW306D1 engine, Cessna’s widest fuselage aircraft design, combined with a 2500nm range (4630 kilometers) performance provides outstanding comfort, value and productivity. The aircraft has been very well received in the marketplace with more than a two year backlog in orders and options.
Rated at a maximum take-off thrust of 5,907 pounds (6784 pounds thermally rated), the PW306D1 delivers the best thrust-to-weight ratio in its class. As the latest addition to the PW306 family it features higher thrust at climb and cruise as well as improvements in overall specific fuel consumption (SFC). The PW306D
PW306D1 is the latest addition to the PW300 engine family, which powers more mid-sized business jets than any other turbofan engine in the world and is the most environmentally friendly engine in its class. P&WC has developed 11 models and has produced more than 4,000 PW300 engines which have accumulated over 12 million flying hours.