Pratt & Whitney Canada is laying the groundwork to support the PW800-series engines that will power the new Gulfstream G500 and G600. “Along with the engine itself, we committed to a premium service aftermarket program that is the most extensive coverage of any of the programs on the market today,” said Maria Della Posta, P&WC senior vice president for sales and marketing. “We’re already in the midst of designing with [Gulfstream] that support structure and having our people embedded in there.”
Speaking with AIN last week at Pratt & Whitney’s media day in Hartford, Conn., Della Posta said the support structure should have a broad reach because the PW814GA and PW815GA engines for the G500 and G600, respectively, share a common core with the PW1500G that powers the Bombardier CSeries. “In many parts of the world, as these aircraft find their way into countries where there is not as much of a developed infrastructure, we’ll be able to leverage the tools, the people, the parts and be able to have more reach than we do today,” she said.
Meanwhile, P&WC is “absolutely” talking with other airframers to supply the PW800 engine, including for smaller business jets that could share a common core with the PW1200G engine slated for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Della Posta said.