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Pratt & Whitney Canada Promotes Engine for EMS Capabilities

By Amy Kluber | October 15, 2018
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PW210A engine

PW210A engine. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will display the PW210 engine, which powers the new Sikorsky S-76D and Leonardo AW169, at its booth during Helitech in Amsterdam this week.

The PW210 uses the latest FADEC technology, including increased processor capability and memory allowing more software functionality to be embedded in the FADEC, a company press release detailed.

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The manufacturer is touting the engine's capabilities for emergency medical services (EMS). Since the engine doubles as an auxiliary power unit, crews are able to operate key medical equipment on the ground without the rotors burning, which means less noise and increased safety, the company release said.

Of the global helicopter fleet flying today, about 6 percent are used for EMS and 31 percent of P&WC-powered helicopters are used for EMS, the company said.

Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe, a 50-50 joint venture of MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg and P&WC, provided service support for P&WC customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. CSC has two locations, one in Ludwigsfelde, Germany, and another in Eastleigh, United Kingdom.

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