Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) created the PW 610F engine specifically for the Eclipse 500. The PW610F turbofans are a new generation of high-bypass turbofans, flat rated at 900 pounds of takeoff thrust. PW610Fs are also exceptionally quiet engines that meet current Stage 3 noise requirements, and will easily meet upcoming Stage 4 standards.
The PW610F achieved its rated takeoff thrust of 900 pounds after only five hours during the test run, which took place May 4, 2004.
The first flight of the PW610F engine took place December 16, 2004 (on P&WC’s Boeing 720 flying test bed). During the 6-hour flight, a number of tests were performed, including performance characterization and an altitude re-light. The PW610F had previously completed more than 500 hours of ground testing.
Eclipse 400 prototype Le prototype du quadriplace Eclipse 400 a été dévoilé le 23 juillet lors du rassemblement AirVenture 2007, sous le nom d’Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ). L’ECJ était équipé (pour l’occasion) d’un turboréacteur Pratt & Whitney PW615F, détaré à 500 kg...
Powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 610F In August 2002 the Eclipse 500 made its first flight using Williams EJ22s, each rated at 770 lbst. However, a few months later Eclipse announced...